I think if you need to ask a "serious question" about something as straightforward as this, you're either trolling, stupid, or being a jerk.
I own a 2013 Kia Rio 5. I bought it for my Fiance. Why did we buy it? It had all the features she wanted, and then some, it had long warranty coverage, it drove competently enough for its class (despite what speeedracer Ross says about handling), a lightly used one was significantly cheaper than its rivals with less content. It has never put a foot wrong, it's economical, servicing it is very easy, and it's an attractive little hatch IMO.