Kia-RioBy Veeno Dewan

A fun-to-drive car family hatchback, the Kia Rio has been constantly improved and updated over the years. Pricing for the Rio5 starts from $14, 695- $16,323 for well- equipped based models.   The Rio5 is powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine, direct injection a variable intake. It produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic with a manual mode and paddle shifters. Options include a Navigation package ($2,200, includes power moonroof).  We also had push button start, UVO entertainment system, blue tooth, 17 inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, six airbags, 4- wheel disc brakes with ABS, ESC, and VSM all arrived as standard in our tester. Heated seats, heated steering wheel, leather seats, and rear View camera in a car costing less than $23,000! Is simply incredible in my book.

background_rio_2013_interior--kia-1920x-jpgInside the Rio5 is a roomy, well apportioned cabin with good textures and fittings.  There are such goodies as an auto-defog system for the windshield and the plethora of power and convenience features.

The rear cabin can seat three adults at a pinch and three kids easily with plenty of head- and legroom. The hatchbacks versatility is complete with fold down rear seats and a deep rear cargo hold. With the seats upright the Rio5 offers 425-litres of space and 1,410 L with the seats folded flat.    The Rio 5 has a Natural Resources Canada fuel economy rating of (L/100 km) 8.8 city, 6.3 highway. To sum up, the Rio5 is a driver friendly car that has a lot of big car feature for an easy on the wallet price. With its unmatched high content features in this sector, and a high fun-to-drive factor, you have to seriously consider this car Very highly recommended.

2015-kia-rio-42015 Kia Rio5 SX Five- door hatchback Base price $20,595. Total price including destination color charge, and Excise tax – $22,430