2014 Kia Rio Hatchback ReviewDecember 8, 2014
This car gives comfortable driving experience, as it comes with adjustable driving seats; to give you prime class comfort on driving seat, though some inquisitors stated that the seats are scrimpy for lower-back support. The dashboard is simple yet elegant. The rear windows lack the clear and wide visibility, because of the voluminous pillars.
This car is remarkably spacious. You will get ample space for your shoulder and headroom. You will also get equally comfortable and spacious rear leg-space for the adults, because of its long wheelbase. It comes with a boot space of 288 liters; seats can be split in 60/40 if you need to expand the luggage space in to the cabin sometime.
Standard variant of this car is equipped with the aux and USB, front windows with electric control. You can also get attractive features like front fog-lights, sporty alloy wheels door mirrors with electric control. At the top variant you will also get cruise controls, reversing sensors, climate control and daytime running lights for comfortable driving, even in adverse conditions.
You get exciting variety to choose from. You can choose form two petrol engines, which are, 1.25-liters petrol and 1.40-liters petrol, while the diesel engines come with 1.1-liters diesel 1.40-liters diesel. The long gearing system restricts the machine to perform brisk on cruising speeds. The diesel engine also requires numerous revs to get going properly. The petrol engines are cool customer to live with, in comparison to the diesel engines.
The suspension does not stand well in front of smudgy roads and potholes; therefore you cannot enjoy the ride to the fullest. Its steering is menace, because it is weighted and scram, which can create hurdle in smooth driving experience. But it assures you of extreme body control and safety at higher speeds.
Petrol engines are buoyancy here, and things get even worse, when you pull them hard. Diesel engines desperately needed refinement, because there is considerable vibration and noise, which should get settled. The gearshift is jaggy, and it does not provide pleasing experience by any means. The problem of wind noise in the cabin should also get solved as soon as possible.
This car is cheaper, than the other cars in the same category. If you choose the 1.1-liters diesel model, then you will get amazed by the extravagant fuel efficiency. This car was rated as banal for mechanical reliability in the year 2012. It is also moving up at steady pace in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey. It has won 5-stars in the crash test by NCAP ratings for the crash test. It comes with the stability control and 6 airbags for safety.