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2022 Kia Rio

MSRP range: $16,450 - $17,090
4.9 out of 5 stars(8)
Total MSRP$17,545
What others are paying$18,486
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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Is the Kia Rio a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Rio both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.1 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Rio has 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Rio. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Kia Rio?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Kia Rio:

  • No significant changes for 2022
  • Part of the fourth Rio generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Kia Rio reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Rio is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Rio. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Rio's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Kia Rio a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Kia Rio is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Rio and gave it a 7.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Rio is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Kia Rio?

The least-expensive 2022 Kia Rio is the 2022 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $16,450.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $16,450
  • S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $17,090
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What are the different models of Kia Rio?

If you're interested in the Kia Rio, the next question is, which Rio model is right for you? Rio variants include LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of Rio models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Kia Rio

2022 Kia Rio Overview

The 2022 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: Rio Hatchback, Rio Sedan. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT). Kia Rio models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 120 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Kia Rio comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2022 Kia Rio comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Kia Rio?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Kia Rio and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Rio 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Rio.


  • Easy car for city commuting
  • Solid build quality for such a price-conscious car
  • Long warranty coverage
  • Real-world fuel economy is impressive


  • Standard equipment is a bit bare-bones
  • No telescoping steering wheel available
  • Sedan has subpar cargo space

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Kia Rio and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Rio featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Kia Rio?

2022 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 13 2022 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Kia Rio S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2022 Kia Rio S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2022 Kia Rios are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Kia Rio for sale near. There are currently 26 new 2022 Rios listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $17,655 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Kia Rio. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $1,000 on a used or CPO 2022 Rio available from a dealership near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Kia Rio?

2022 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
36 MPG compined MPG,
33 city MPG/41 highway MPG

2022 Kia Rio S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
36 MPG compined MPG,
33 city MPG/41 highway MPG

2022 Kia Rio S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
36 MPG compined MPG,
33 city MPG/41 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG36
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.6 L
Passenger Volume103.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase101.6 in.
Length172.6 in.
Height57.1 in.
Curb Weight2767 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Kia Rio?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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