The Auto Trader expert verdict:
It’s all too easy to sound like we’re damning the Rio with faint praise, but this really is a very decent car that does its job extremely well. It’s not quite class-leading in any way, but as an overall package, it has an awful lot to recommend it, and no major weaknesses. That’s reflected in it earning ‘Best Value New CarBest Car for New Drivers’ in the 2018 Auto Trader New Car Awards.
Reasons to buy:
- Plenty of room inside the cabin
- High levels of standard equipment, and a long warranty
- Excellent 1.0-litre petrol engine