Kia Rio GT 2021 Review

We drive the KIA Rio GT on a road test review

Kia Rio GT – City driving can get you down. Lots of traffic, hard to find parking spots and plenty of noise.

KIA Rio GT 2021 This week I’ve been driving the KIA Rio GT which is an ideal city runabout. It’s small, cute and really comfortable for everyday driving.

It’s also packed with little features that make city driving better. There is an 8 inch touch screen, a 6 speaker sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android auto connectivity and climate controlled air conditioning.

KIA Rio GT 2021

The seats are comfortable and overall visibility is excellent and parking is a breeze.

The three cylinder 1.0l turbo petrol engine and 7 speed dual clutch transmission provides zippy performance along with outstanding economy, no matter how much traffic there is.

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The beauty is that the Rio GT is also a great weekend escape vehicle with enough room for all your luggage and enough performance to make longer trips comfortable

Ideal for a couple, it also can take a few friends when needed.

KIA Rio GT 2021

Kia Rio GT comes with a five star ANCAP safety rating, Kia’s awesome 7 year unlimited kilometre warranty and capped price servicing. Priced from a touch under $25,000 plus the usual costs it’s a perfect first car as well

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Im Brianna Fraser

  MY21 Kia Rio GT-Line rear seat entry.

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Style and practicality
  • Zippy drive
  • Fuel economy
  • Dual clutch is a little jerky
  • A little expensive to service
  • Ride can be a little bumpy

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MY21 Kia Rio GT-Line luggage space.

Model   

KIA Rio GT   

Model Price $24,990 MLP* $25,900 RDAP deal
Engine 1.0L 3 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain 7 Sp Sport DCT FWD
Power 74kW @ 4500rpm
Torque 172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (2017)
CO2 Emissions 124 g/km
Economy ADR 5.3 L/100km
Tow Capacity/Tow Ball 900 Kg / 75kg
Servicing 12 Months / 10000 km  7 Years Capped Price $3,299 total
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 7 Yr. Conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

KIA Rio GT 2021

Overall Rating    

80/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 7
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
Style and Urban appeal 8
Technology/Connectivity 9
Value for Money 10

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  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Performance - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Ride and Handling - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Style and Urban appeal - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Value for Money - 10/10
8.0/10

Summary

The beauty is that the Rio GT is also a great weekend escape vehicle with enough room for all your luggage and enough performance to make longer trips comfortable

Ideal for a couple, it also can take a few friends when needed.

About Brianna Fraser 23 Articles
Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.