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It’s Too Complicated to Add Basic Safety to the 2021 Kia Rio

Though automatic emergency braking (AEB) is still largely an upscale feature in the industry, it’s turning up in more and more vehicles. According to U.S. News, it’s frequently appearing in updated 2020 and 2021 models. Can you get such a safety feature in an economical car such as the 2021 Kia Rio? If a vehicle …
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The 2020 Kia Rio Is a Church Pew on Wheels

Kia has stepped its game up nearly across the board from its buy-one-get-one-free days. The Telluride, Seltos, and Stinger help transform Kia’s once basic and cheap reputation. There is still one that is holding down the modest Kia legacy, the Kia Rio.  Like pretty much every Kia these days, the Kia Rio is high quality …
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1-2 Finish – the 2020 Kia Rio vs the 2020 Toyota Yaris

Consumers are on the neverending journey of finding decent cars that are safe, reliable, and comfortable without spending piles of cash. As we know, that can be pretty hard to do. It’s easy to find cheap cars. It’s easy to find reliable and comfortable cars. However, it can be tough to find a car that …
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The Kia Rio Hatchback No One Is Paying Attention To

Kia seems to be hitting home runs this year with all of its cars. From the Kia Telluride to the Kia Stinger, it seems like the blossoming brand has figured out the recipe to a car that balances everything consumers are looking for. Even more importantly, they are affordable, and with the addition of a …
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The Most Complained About Kia Cars

In more recent years, Kia has really made a name for itself. Since bringing Peter Schreyer on board, cars with a more distinct style give Kia bigger chops against the popular competition. However, rising popularity means more units out there for consumers to complain about. This list isn’t shocking. Still, these are the most complained …
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Consumer Reports: The Kia Rio is Straight Basic

Kia has made quite the splash this year. For example, its brand-new Telluride SUV has been crushing the competition and its Sorento model has been celebrated for top safety features as well. But, even the best of the best don’t get everything right and the subcompact Kia Rio is proof of that. It brings the …