On the basis of its inviting cabin, generous equipment list and strong engine performance, the 2013 Kia Rio is a solid pick in the subcompact segment. It doesn't ride or handle particularly well, though, so its rivals might suit you better.
- Stylish inside and out
- Ample standard and optional features
- High-quality interior materials on EX and SX
- Long warranty
- Strong acceleration
- Feels bigger than it is.
- Lacks the ride/handling sophistication of its American rivals.