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2022 Kia Rio Hatchback

MSRP range: $17,390 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.


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 17.4 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 S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $17,390.

Other versions include:

  • S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $17,390
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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 S 4dr Hatchback (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 Hatchback Overview

The 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback is offered in the following styles: S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT). The 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.

What do people think of the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Rio Hatchback 4.3 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 Hatchback.


  • 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 Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Rio Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback here.

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 Hatchback?

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

The 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,485. The average price paid for a new 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $190 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $190 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,295.

The average savings for the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is 1% below the MSRP.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on new cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which 2022 Kia Rio Hatchbacks are available in my area?

2022 Kia Rio Hatchback Listings and Inventory

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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 Hatchback for sale 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 all models of the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback and all available trim types: S. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Kia Rio Hatchback?

2022 Kia Rio Hatchback 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 Volume107.9 cu.ft.
Wheelbase101.6 in.
Length160.0 in.
Height57.1 in.
Curb Weight2765 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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