Tested: 2021 Kia Rio Hatchback Is Cheap and Cheerful

As one of the few inexpensive new cars left on the market, the Rio harks back to a time when good, honest, small cars were commonplace.

The Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, and Chevrolet Sonic are gone. Tiny crossovers have largely replaced subcompact cars at the entry-level end of automakers’ lineups. Used-car prices are skyrocketing, leaving buyers with fewer and fewer options for a decent set of budget wheels. 

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Toyota GR Yaris Hardcore Version Spied At The Nurburgring
Toyota GR Yaris

The latest-generation Toyota Yaris is a sensible subcompact hatchback powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid engine sending a mighty 116 Read more

Lexus Rumored To Launch Tiny Crossover Based On Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross

Lexus is reportedly making a small crossover based on the Toyota Yaris Cross. That's the latest rumor coming from Japan, Read more

Toyota Yaris Cross Adventure Debuts With Rugged Upgrades
2021 Toyota GR Yaris TV commercial banned in Australia

The Toyota Yaris Cross made its first official appearance almost a year ago and it has already received a visual Read more

2021 MG ZST Essence v Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life Comparison
2021 MG ZST Essence v Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life Comparison

The newest small SUVs from China and Europe go head-to-head Why are we comparing these two? Australia’s new-vehicle market might Read more

2021 Toyota Yaris GR Puts the Hot Back in Hot Hatch
2021 Toyota Yaris GR Puts the Hot Back in Hot Hatch

Toyota builds a rally-inspired pocket rocket for enthusiasts and then doesn't import it to the United States. The noble, dirty Read more

New Nissan Note hatch revealed
New Nissan Note hatch revealed

High-tech and affordable EV-like hybrid hatch breaks cover, but not on 'short-term horizon' for Oz The new-generation Nissan Note has Read more

The MPVs, Pickups, Sedans, Hatchbacks and SUV Toyota Models: Which Model Do You Need
Toyota cars

Toyota is the home to all models, designs and actions. From launching new cars like the Toyota Yaris to winning Read more

Toyota Yaris GR review
Toyota Yaris GR review

Isn't a Toyota Yaris something your nan would drive? Not in this hot hatch form, we suspect. For the Yaris Read more

Track-honed Toyota Yaris GR Rallye sticker shock
Track-honed Toyota Yaris GR Rallye sticker shock

Hard-charging baby hatch set to cost $55K as standard GR Yaris spec revealed When the Toyota Yaris GR Rallye arrives Read more

2021 TOYOTA YARIS HYBRID REVIEW
2021 TOYOTA YARIS HYBRID REVIEW

Why is the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid priced so highly? Simply, Toyota bosses say, because that’s what it costs to Read more

Yaris v Corolla: Would you like to upsize?
Yaris v Corolla: Would you like to upsize?

The Toyota Yaris has upped its game but also its pricing – in a big way. Does the city car Read more

Toyota Yaris GR queue starts here
Toyota Yaris GR queue starts here

Expressions of interest open now for Toyota’s banzai AWD turbo hot hatch If the Toyota Supra experience was any indication, Read more