Kia Motors Rio Tyres
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Kia Motors Rio Tyre Review Highlights
Writing about the Pace Toledo TL1000
Driving on a combination of roads
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Writing about the Avon ZV7
Driving on a combination of roads
for 2200 average
I bought these as a "trial" tyre after my 2016 Kia Rio 3 ate through the factory fitted fronts in 9K miles. From new this car had Continental Sport Contact 5's on, presumably chosen due to the size of wheel rather than the sporting credentials of the car (ie none to speak of). I have never had a car get through tyres so quickly (the rears lasted 14K miles and were replaced with Dunlop SportMaxx RT2 thanks to a promotion) so I was keen to identify if the car was hard on tyres or if the Conti's just don't last. I am a bit of a tyre snob and stick to premium brand tyres but the Avon's had a better EU tyre label on them and were £40 a corner cheaper than the Conti's so I thought I'd give them a try.
At 22K miles I would be doing a front to back swap were it not for the passenger side having suffered some premature wear due to a pothole related tracking fault that went undetected for a couple of weeks. For my style of driving and on the same roads I can honestly say I can't tell the difference on this car between the Avon and the factory fit Continental. My fuel economy improved by approximately 2 mpg over 22000 miles however and the wear rate has clearly been much better. On this car, they were my two main criteria so considering I'm no turbo nutter who thinks speed limits don't apply to them I'm going to give a conservative 90% as a whole as I am sure someone will complain they're no good on some luxury sports car that originally wore rubber that easily cost three times as much as these.
Likewise, 90% for "buy again". The partly worn Avon tyres are being replaced next week for Dunlop Sportmaxx RT2's to match those on the rears due to that tyre snobbery I was on about earlier and another good deal from my local tyre rep that means I am getting them for only £10 a corner more than the Avon. The RT2's are even better on fuel economy than the Avon according to the tyre label for this size so on this occasion I will be buying Dunlop but my experience of the ZV7 has certainly made me consider my stance on expensive premium tyres on a car that doesn't scream performance. They wear well, handle just fine and did I mention the £40 a tyre cost saving... ?
Writing about the Rotalla RU01 S Pace
Driving on mostly country roads
for 1000 spirited
When reading other reviews about these tyres I notice that some people are putting them on high performance vehicles. If you have a high performance vehicle you need high performance tyres. These are NOT high performance tyres.
I believe they are the perfect solution for everyday driving/commuting on normal vehicles. I own a 2009 Kia Rio 1.5 CRDi and so far these tyres perform incredibly well for budget/mid range tyre.
Road noise is very low and the grip in both wet and dry conditions is incredible and in my opinion the best I’ve owned in this range of tyre.
If you own a low performance run about like me, then I would highly recommend these tyres, but if you own an M3, Impreza, Evo, etc, then look elsewhere at the likes of Michelin or Pirelli’s as those cars deserve, and need, to be running on the best tyres money can buy.