The 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study ranks the KIA Rio as the leader in the Small Car category. This study examines problems reported in the last year by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2015 model year). The Rio had the least amount of problems/complaints per 100 vehicles.
The Rio is superbly comfortable, spacious, well-bolted together and laden with convenience features and is rather nice to look at too. It's hard to find fault with the Rio if stylish, reliable motoring is what you're after.