Cost and Real Consumption: Kia Rio 1.2 Vision

The Kia Rio 1.2 Vision, which costs 16,490 euros, comes up for a consumption check.

The 1.2-liter four-cylinder of the Kia Rio 1.2 does not have a turbocharger, which gives it relatively little torque (118 Nm), which is also only available at 4,000 rpm. The drive is fine for the city, but out of town you have to demand everything from the vacuum cleaner. This quickly becomes annoying, so it is better to calculate another 1,860 euros for the 100 hp turbo three-cylinder. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?

Our test consumption

Kia specifies a WLTP standard consumption of 5.8 liters Super for the Rio 1.2 Vision e . He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 6.2 liters, which causes fuel costs of 9.61 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the Kia consumed 4.9 liters while consuming 6.0 liters on the Commuter route. If the Kia was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 8.2 liters. The fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal (07/15/2021 /Super: 1.55 euros/litre).

Monthly maintenance costs

If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the fuel costs for 100 kilometers to 7.60 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a total of 12.71 euros. The vehicle tax costs 99 euros per year for the Kia, the liability insurance is 376 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 70 and 297 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 213 euros are paid by those who drive the Kia 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is doubled, the sum increases to 383 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.

How to test

The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption drives. So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and comprehensive insurance with Allianz including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.


In the auto motor and sport test consumption, the 16,490 euro Kia Rio 1.2 Vision with 84 hp ended up with an average value of 6.2 liters Super per 100 kilometers. This means that the fuel costs over this distance are 9.61 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 213 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 383 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).


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