The Rio was awarded Best Value New Car and was commended for its low running costs and equipment available at affordable prices. With new and highly efficient T-GDi turbocharged direct-injection petrol engines and improved multi-point injection (MPi) and turbodiesel (CRDi) power units, the Rio keeps fuel bills and taxation costs low for owners.
Commenting on the Best Value New Car award, Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, said: “It’s important to stress that ‘value’ doesn’t mean ‘cheap’, and there are plenty of similar cars out there that cost less than the Rio. What the Rio gives you, though, is a vast amount of ability for a very affordable outlay, and most of the time, that’s far more appealing to buyers than a bargain pricetag. It’s good to drive, practical, nice inside, well equipped and comes with a fantastic warranty to make owning it even better value.”
The Kia Rio also won Best Car for New Drivers, making it the only car to be presented with two awards. Launched in 2017, the Rio is ideal for new drivers with its small and compact design and plethora of advanced active safety features available.