2022 Kia Rio Is One of the Most Affordable New Cars on Sale Stateside

2022 Kia Rio – Its Rio sedan and hatchback make up the Kia range as the least expensive models. They’re not crossovers either which is why there’s a sense of newness in their existence in the dealership. They’re the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent share the same space within their respective brands–for what time frame, is anybody’s guess.

2022 Kia Rio
2022 Kia Rio

2022 Kia Rio Review

It’s not much, considering it received an updated front-end and a larger 8.0-touchscreen equipped with the ability to wirelessly connect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto this year. Rio’s appeal is due to its simple style. It’s stylish and doesn’t cause a lot of fuss It’s just drawn without tension. The cabin is dressed in black or gray and has a big screen to spark the imagination.

Engine

The overall performance is a bit dull and dull, but that’s actually to Rio’s advantage. The simple 120 horsepower engine and CVT create power that drives the KIA Rio through the streets without any commotion and failure. It’s well-balanced enough to make commutes comfortable, and also. It’s louder and less confident on the highway, yet it still gets 36 mpg when mixed driving.

2022 Kia Rio Redesign
2022 Kia Rio Redesign

Interior

Four people could fit inside the KIA Rio however two people plus their bags of work will do better. The seats are padded enough to allow for larger drivers. The trunk of the sedan can be used to carry some roll-aboard and a few others to the airport. Hatchbacks are much more spacious when their rear seats fold down, transforming them into mini-utility vehicles that can be used in urban areas. It’s the only car in which Rio S comes with automatic emergency braking, but only when you opt for the Technology package. Outward vision is great but the crash test scores have deteriorated as it has gotten older.

2022 Kia Rio Interior
2022 Kia Rio Interior

2022 Kia Rio Price & Release Date

We’d suggest skipping the price of $17.145 on the Rio LX sedan in favor of the $17,785 S sedan or the $18,085 S hatchback Both of them have excellent infotainment features, power features, as well as air cooling. Each KIA Rio comes with a five-year/60,000-mile guarantee. The Technology package comes with automated emergency braking as well as LED headlights and keyless start. You can start and stop at that point.