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2022 Kia Rio

2022 Kia Rio Overview

Notable Features

  • Sedan and four-door hatchback body styles
  • Four-cylinder engine, automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

The Good
  • Stable handling
  • Quiet on the highway
  • Fuel economy
  • Cargo room

The Bad
  • Tight backseat
  • Modest engine power
  • Lack of standard active safety features

What Is the 2022 Kia Rio?
The Kia Rio is a front-wheel-drive, five-seat subcompact car that's offered in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. It's powered by a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that drives a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Nissan Versa, Mitsubishi Mirage and Hyundai Accent.

What’s New on the 2022 Kia Rio?
The Rio wears Kia’s new corporate logo, but there are no other significant changes.

What Features in the 2022 Kia Rio Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Heated side mirrors
  • Air conditioning
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Power windows

Available features include:
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Rear-seat reminder
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2022 Kia Rio?

The Rio’s affordability comes with some compromises, like a lack of standard active safety features, a tight backseat, and modest power from its four-cylinder engine. On the plus side, the Rio gets good gas mileage and has a sizable cargo area. We also like the car’s standard wireless smartphone integration.

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