Kia Rio vs rivals - specifications

 Kia Rio 1.4 2 5drFord Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 5drRenault Clio 1.2 TCE Dynamique TomTom 5drVauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite A/C 5dr
On the road price/total as tested£13,095/£13,500£13,395/£14,145£13,700/£14,690£13,665/£14,330
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)N/A£5,170/38.6%£4,727/34.5%£4,373/32.0%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£391/£782£423/£846£409/£819£408/£817
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,147/£3,578£1,855/£3,092£1,762/£2,936£2,012/£3,354
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost13/£403/D/£958/£349/E/£11512/£392/D/£9516/£356/D/£95
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£259 (3yrs/30k)£143/£150/£191£199 (3yrs/30k)£194/£270/£194
Engine4cyl in-line/1,396cc4cyl in-line/1,388cc4cyl in-line/1,149cc4cyl in-line/1,229cc
Peak power/revs 107/6,000 bhp/rpm95/5,750 bhp/rpm99/5,500 bhp/rpm84/5,600 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 137/4,200 Nm/rpm128/4,200 Nm/rpm155/3,500 Nm/rpm115/4,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel43 litres/foam42 litres/foam55 litres/foam40 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 288/923 litres295/979 litres288/1,038 litres285/1,100 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,248/452/1,050kg1,041/454/800/kg1,100/488/1,200kg1075/530/850kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.5 metres/0.32Cd10.2 metres/N/A11.2 metres/N/A10.1 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery7yrs (100k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs 100k*/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 (1yr)/14012,500 (1yr)/78112,000 (2yrs)/33020,000 (1yr)/404
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.13th/9th20th/28th24th/14th29th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A5/4/3/925/4/1/815/3/3/85
0-60/30-70mph10.9/11.0 secs11.3/11.2 secs10.9/11.3 secs13.0/12.8 secs
30-50mph (3rd/4th)6.3/9.0 secs6.9/10.1 secs6.5/9.4 secs8.0/12.0 secs
50-70mph (5th/6th)12.8/16.0 secs17.9 secs/N/A16.1 secs/N/A21.8 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 114mph/3,000rpm109mph/3,100rpm114mph/2,700rpm107mph/3,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 53.2/38.6/11.2m^48.7/34.3/8.9m50.8/37.7/9.7m51.3/36.6/9.5m
Auto Express economy/range34.3mpg/324 miles39.7mpg/367 miles41.8mpg/506 miles36.6mpg/322 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 39.2/62.8/51.4mpg37.2/60.1/48.7mpg40.4/62.8/52.3mpg40.9/64.2/53.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket190/128g/km/15%164/133g/km/16%156/125g/km/15%178/124g/km/15%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/noFive/yes/£275***Six/yes/£315Four/yes/no
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,000/yes/no£1,000/yes/noNo/£315/yesNo/£465/£220
Climate control/leather/heated seatsNo/no/noNo/no/no£285/no/no£305/no/no
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£415/no/no£470/no/no£445/no/no£495/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothNo/yes/yesDFO/£200/£200^^£470/£150/yes£750/£750/£750**


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