2017 Kia Rio LX 1.6 from North America


Outstanding fuel economy, good looking, comfortable, spacious


Still new. Nothing so far

General Comments:

2017 Kia Rio LX hatchback, automatic, silver.

***Outstanding fuel economy***

Went on 1756 km trip. Alberta Rockies (Banff, Canmore), Northern Montana (Going-to-the-Sun Rd.), Southern and Central Alberta (Calgary Edmonton).

80% flat highway driving, 10% light hills, 5% long hills and 5% steep mountain driving.

In the mountains I took over with manual shifting. 6 gears of choice helps noticeably. The automatic transmission often is not choosing the appropriate gear in the mountains. So manual shifting(+ -) is highly recommended. I am MPG freak. 95 km/h cruise control was used on flat stretches.

Total fuel for above 1756 km trip used 78 liters.

Trip computer was showing average 4.5 liters/100km, 52 MPG. Flat + steep mountain driving. Diesel engine fuel economy. AMAZING!

The car is fairly spacious for a small economy car. Had 2 mountain bikes in the back with front wheels removed.

Very quiet. On a somewhat rough road was a bit noisy, from the wheels. Well, it's not an old land yacht.

So far so good (knock on wood). Will see how it will go through the harsh Alberta winter.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2018