Kia Rio 2017 Philippines: 5 reasons to take it home

Dec 14, 2017 | Same topic: Car owners speak up
No paid post, only fair review.

In this article, Philkotse.com will give you 5 good reasons why you should choose the 4th-generation Kia Rio for your next car. Frankly, the Rio still leaves room to be improved. However, with the price tag of P735,000 for the base variant and P955,000 for the range-topping one, I just couldn’t ask for more.

The all-new Kia Rio is a refined Korean city car

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1. Kia Rio 2017 Philippines offers generous cargo space

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines cargo

The new Kia Rio model offers a generous cargo space of 325-liters

As a compact hatchback, the all new Kia Rio 2017 offers such a surprising cargo space of 325-liters, even surpassing that of the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. With the fold-flat 60/40 split rear seats, the luggage space of the Rio can even release up to 980 liters to accommodate your bulky stuff.

2. Kia Rio 2017 Philippines is perfect in dimension

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines angular front

The Rio looks nice and fit, making it a perfect city car for modern Pinoys

This is the thing I love the most about the all new Kia Rio 2017. On the outside, the Rio looks nice and fit, making it a perfect city car for modern Pinoys. With its small size, the car can manage to fit in any tight parking lots and maneuver through Philippine busy streets. Stepping inside, it’s quite pleasant to realize that the Rio stays small without having to sacrifice too much interior space. Sufficient headroom and legroom brings comfortable experience for city driving.

3. Kia Rio 2017 Philippines is given a handsome look

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines side view

The city car has a simple and clean yet still outstanding and elegant look

Kia Rio is definitely a handsome hatchback. It distinguishes itself from other compact hatchback fellows thanks to its simple and clean yet still outstanding and elegant look. Personally, I think the Korean automaker was very successful in the exterior design of the 4th-gen Rio, making it far bolder than its predecessors.

4. Kia Rio 2017 Philippines has a cozy cabin

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines cabin

It is quite comfortable while behind the wheel of this compact hatchback

Let’s skip the hard plastics for a moment to appreciate how cozy and enjoyable it feels inside the Rio 2017. I find it quite comfortable while behind the wheel of this city car. The greenhouse is large enough to give you a clear vision of the surroundings. There is no unnecessary interior design. The plastic materials might feel hard yet doesn’t look and feel cheap at all.

5. Kia Rio 2017 Philippines offers nice riding comfort

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines steering wheel

The steering whell can be pulled toward drivers so that they can enjoy the most comfortable driving position

Thanks to a host of useful features for drivers, the Rio 2017 is entitled as a driver-centric vehicle. The steering wheel is well-weighted and sends enough feedback and responsiveness for drivers to be confident on the road. What’s more, as being equipped with telescopic steering adjustment, it can be pulled toward drivers so that they can enjoy the most comfortable driving position. In addition, the Kia Rio’s fantastic suspension enables it to ply quietly through the Philippines’ imperfect road condition.

Kia Rio 2017 Philippines dashboard

There are still some shortcomings of the all new Rio such as the outdated infotainment system

Admittedly, there are still some shortcomings of the all new Rio such as the hard plastic materials inside the car, the outdated infotainment system and lack of AEB feature. However, all things considered, I still feel completely satisfied for choosing the all new Kia Rio 2017 as a reliable partner for city driving. If you are looking for an affordable compact car to get around in town, the Kia Rio is highly recommended and surely worth your serious consideration.

If you are considering between the Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris, click here to look through our in-depth review for the Toyota Yaris 2018 to have a better comparison of these two.

Kia Rio 2017 price in the Philippines
Model Price 
Kia Rio 1.4 SL MT P735,000
 Kia Rio 1.4 SL AT P845,000
 Kia Rio 1.4 GL P955,000
 Kia Rio 1.4 EX 5DR P895,000

>>> Get the latest pricing changes in our Kia Rio price list