One the most impressive factors about the Kia Rio is it’s gas mileage. Commuters, students, and families in need of a second car will appreciate getting 30 miles per gallon (MPG) city and 40 MPG highway, especially given the fact that gas prices aren’t falling anytime soon.
The car handles like a sports car. It’s zippy and has a great turning radius due to its compact size. It’s also a dream to parallel park in tight spaces. It has a tight suspension that my two back seat passengers complained about saying, “it’s a little too bumpy.”
|Powered USB and two 12 volt outlets- bring your own conversion plugs|
The hatch back model of the Kia Rio has adequate trunk space. The split in the back seat allows for extra cargo space but if you’re looking to transport large items, it’s best to ask a friend with a bigger trunk for assistance.
- Bluetooth that takes seconds to pair with your phone
- Aux input, single USB and two 12 volt outlets
- Con: The USB connection is in a visible place under the center console. You wouldn’t want to leave a mobile device plugged in all the time because it’s an open invitation to break into your car. The two 12 volt outlets require adapters to charge additional USB devices while driving.
- 2 booster seats fit in the back but there may not be enough room for a rear facing convertible car seat.
- Our two backseat riders reported a bumpy ride due to the sportiness of the car.
- Sadly there wasn’t enough room for our 4 year old 90 pound yellow Labrador in this compact car. Compact hatchbacks aren’t exactly pet friendly unless your dog is a front seat rider!
- A recent college grad on a budget
- Secondary car for a commuter
- Cool aunt and uncle with no kids
- Family with 1 child
- Family who wants to invest in a safe car now for a child who will inherit it in a few years when they reach driving age
- Mazda 3
- Prius C
- Ford Fiesta or Focus
- Honda Fit or Civic
- Volkswagen Golf
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