Kia Rio insurance group and costs

Find out the insurance group for your Kia Rio, how much it should cost to insure and how to drive down your premiums.

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The Kia Rio is a sedan and hatchback that has been produced by the South Korean that has been produced since 1999. In this guide, you’ll discover the key facts about insuring a Kia Rio.

Kia Rio car models fall within car insurance groups 2-10, which means the cost of your premiums can vary quite a bit. However, you might find the cost of your insurance to be much cheaper in comparison to other car makes and models which fit into a higher insurance group rating. For example, a 30-year-old driver in an average postcode could pay around £553 for cover on a Kia Rio 2 1.4 CRDi 76bhp ISG 5d, or around £640 for a Kia Rio GT-Line S 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp ISG 5d.

Looking at the table below, you can find out the insurance group of your Kia Rio model, and how much you’re likely to pay for your car insurance.

Kia Rio insurance groups and average cost by driver’s age

Model / Version Group (1-50) 20yrs 30yrs 40yrs 50yrs Get quote
1 1.4 CRDi 76bhp ISG 5d 4 £1,436 £564 £547 £521 Get Quote
1 1.25 83bhp ISG 5d 6 £1,635 £641 £609 £542 Get Quote
Pulse 1.25 83bhp ISG 5d 7 £1,801 £689 £643 £607 Get Quote
2 1.4 CRDi 76bhp ISG 5d 2 £1,174 £553 £538 £523 Get Quote
2 1.25 83bhp ISG 5d 4 £1,436 £564 £547 £521 Get Quote
2 1.4 98bhp auto (07/18-) 5d 5 £1,046 £498 £486 £477 Get Quote
2 1.4 98bhp auto 5d 5 £1,046 £498 £486 £477 Get Quote
2 1.4 98bhp ISG 5d 5 £1,046 £498 £486 £477 Get Quote
2 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp ISG 5d 8 £1,344 £562 £551 £528 Get Quote
GT-Line 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp DCT auto ISG 5d 9 £1,326 £537 £530 £494 Get Quote
GT-Line 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp ISG 5d 9 £1,326 £537 £530 £494 Get Quote
First Edition 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp ISG 5d 9 £1,326 £537 £530 £494 Get Quote
3 1.4 98bhp auto (07/18-) 5d 5 £1,046 £498 £486 £477 Get Quote
3 1.4 98bhp auto 5d 5 £1,046 £498 £486 £477 Get Quote
3 1.4 CRDi 89bhp ISG 5d 7 £1,801 £689 £643 £607 Get Quote
3 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp ISG 5d 8 £1,344 £562 £551 £528 Get Quote
GT-Line S 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp ISG 5d 10 £1,697 £640 £624 £576 Get Quote

Average Kia Rio insurance cost in the UK

To give you a guideline on how much it would cost to insure your Kia Rio, we ran several quotes in order to find out an average figure. Our results estimated that you could, on average, insure your Kia Rio with comprehensive cover for monthly payments of £61.25 or an annual sum of £675.36

Kia Rio insurance cost by location

There’s a number of factors that affect the cost of your insurance premium, including your job and marital status. Where you live, how busy your location is and the likelihood of theft, also play a big factor in determining the cost of your insurance.

To show the impact of location in your insurance rates, here are some average quotes for a 30-year-old living in three different locations. The quotes are for a Kia Rio 2 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp ISG 5d.

  • Expensive: £900 (London SE1)
  • Average: £562 (Newcastle NE1)
  • Cheap: £571 (Galashiels TD1)

Which factors affect my Kia Rio insurance rate?

Along with your car’s insurance group, these three factors have the biggest impact on the cost of your insurance:

  • Engine type and capacity. The bigger your engine, the more you’re likely to pay for insurance. For example, an average 30-year-old may pay £564 for the 1.25-litre Kia Rio 2 1.25 83bhp ISG 5d, but could pay around £498 for the 1.4-litre Kia Rio 2 1.4 98bhp ISG 5d.
  • Driver location. Insurers factor in the likelihood that your car will be stolen or involved in an accident when calculating your insurance, and your location has a big impact on this. As an example, a 30-year-old in central London will pay £935 for insurance for a Kia Rio GT-Line 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp DCT auto ISG 5d, while the same 30-year-old in Newcastle may only pay £537.
  • Driver age. Like location, the age of the driver plays a huge role in determining the cost of your insurance premium. The average 20-year-old driver in London could pay £2,322 for the Kia Rio 1 1.25 83bhp ISG 5d, while the average 40-year-old Londoner will only pay £779.

However, there are many other factors that can also impact the price of your premiums. These include:

  • Your marital status
  • Your credit history and job
  • Your car’s safety rating, security and anti-theft precautions
  • Likelihood of theft
  • The model and age of your car
  • Your driving activity
  • Your driving history
  • No claims discount

How can I save on my car insurance premiums?

Depending on your individual circumstances, car insurance can be an expensive requirement. If you add this to additional costs such as car tax, petrol, MOTs, servicing and maintenance, it can cost a lot to be on the road.

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to reduce your car insurance premium for your Kia Rio, and we’ve listed them below:

  • Avoid any driving convictions. It may sound obvious, but having convictions on your record will make your premium more expensive.
  • Limit your car usage where possible. You could save money on your insurance by being more sparing with your car usage. Opting for public transport or walking when you can will help keep your mileage, and premiums, lower.
  • Pay annually rather than monthly. By paying annually, you could save £59.64 on average a year!
  • Install extra safety precautions. The safer you make your car, the better your premium will be. By investing in extra safety features, your vehicle will be more secure and less of a risk to insure.
  • Don’t just accept your renewal quote. When it’s time for renewal, make sure you shop around – you’ll be surprised at how much you could save by assessing your options.

Kia Rio facts and trivia

  • The Kia Rio was first produced in 1999 and is still being manufactured today.
  • The vehicle was awarded the 2017 Red Dot Award for Passenger Car Design.
  • To market the international release of this car, Kia produced two music videos featuring American musician Lee Radde and Korean-American singer Kate Kimand.

Bottom line

Kia Rios are a popular vehicle and with most falling into an insurance group from 4 – 10, you should be able to find a good level of comprehensive cover without breaking the bank.

However, don’t forget that there are other factors that can affect your insurance premiums such as your age, your location, your driving history and the insurer you select.

If you’re wondering which insurers to select, check out our rundown of the 10 best car insurance companies.

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Danny Butler

Danny is a publisher at Finder specialising in insurance and investing. He previously worked at the global insurer Aon and has appeared in national media giving advice on insurance. Danny holds a BA in International Business from the University of Plymouth and has undying loyalty to his average-poor football team, Portsmouth FC. See full profile

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