This sibling of the Hyundai Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback. The 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder, mated to a six-speed automatic, produces sufficient power. Fuel economy of 29 mpg overall with our hatchback and 30 mpg for the sedan is pretty unimpressive, however. The Rio's stiff ride and noisy cabin are typical of the genre and can get annoying during long trips, but they aren't unbearable. Handling is a strong suit, with the car feeling responsive in corners. Higher-trim models offer amenities such as heated seats and a rearview camera, but these can push up the price steeply. Expect a redesigned Rio to arrive this spring.