Starts at: 17,390 $
Review 2022
KIA Rio USA

2022 Kia RIO Hatchback

  • Sold in the USA: 2018-Present
  • 4th Generation

2022 KIA Rio Price in the USA:

KIA Rio S 5 Door  Starts at: 17,390 $
KIA Rio LX Sedan   Starts at: 16,450 $
KIA Rio S Sedan   Starts at: 17,090 $

South Korea’s subcompact car Kia Pride made its comeback again in 2011 and began its sales and export to new markets with the name Kia Rio JB. The all-new Kia Rio is a hatchback that not only has high quality but also provides a refined ride along with agile handling and powerful drive and because of its powerful and fuel-efficient engine, it stands as the top fifth car among other subcompact cars. Kia Rio has introduced an improved new 4-cylinder engine with continuously varying transmission and the latest upgraded seven inches touch screen display is also compatible with your smartphones.

Trim & Versions:

The all-new Kia Rio was available in two trim levels that include LX trim and S trim. The powertrain of both trims is the same as well as front-wheel drive and automatic transmission are made standard in both trims. Now the only S trim is available: that offers an S technology package that is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring alert alarm, forward collision alarm, 3.5 inches digital cluster instrumentation display, and LED headlights provided with positioning lights. You can purchase the Home link software for both trims by paying an additional cost of 350 US dollars. Kia Motors Pakistan is also expected to introduce the Kia Rio in Pakistan with all the latest features and refreshed style.

Drive train, Transmission & Power:

Kia Rio is powered by 1.6 liters 4-cylinder engine producing a maximum power of 120 hp and torque of 112 pounds-feet. The engine of the Kia Rio is paired with a continuously varying transmission giving enough acceleration and power to the front wheels. The acceleration test of Kia Rio from zero to forty miles per hour is quite eager and sprite.

Driving & Fuel Economy:

The latest model is kept light weighted making it ideal for the city run about while providing impressive body roll moreover steering feedback is precise that lets the cornering and turning of the car very easy around every curve. Ride quality and poise handling are very impressive giving a substantial feel. The fuel economy of the  Kia Rio is quite affordable providing you a mileage of thirty-seven miles per gallon on highways and twenty-eight miles per gallon in the city with a fuel tank capacity of 11.9 gallons. The perfectly tuned chassis of the all-new Rio soaks up all the road imperfections providing you a balanced and smooth drive to the passengers making it most suitable for city drive.

Exterior Design & Features:

Kia Rio is 172.6 inches in length, 67.9 inches in width, and 57.1 inches in height with a curb weight of 2767 pounds. It is available in three exterior colors for LX trim and three different exterior colors for S trim. The overall design of the Kia Rio is kept the same with a small subcompact car shape but sharp purposeful lines give stylish details to it by giving the front end a widened look with a pinched chrome-accented grille flanked by LED headlights. The alloy wheels’ size and shape are also the same as the previous models keeping the similar plastic hubcaps. Rear-end gives a stable and wide stance with its stylish bumper at the back and eye-catching taillights.

 

Interior Design & Features:

The stylish and comfortable interior cabin of the Kia Rio is equipped with fabric-covered seats accommodating a maximum of five passengers and the driver’s seat is featured a six-way power adjustment. The Black and gray color theme in-cabin gives an elegant and simple layout with seven inches touch screen display mounted on the dashboard having connectivity with Android Auto and Apple Car play interface for infotainment while you will also be getting two USB ports.

It gives you 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space carrying enough amount of luggage further be enhanced by folding rear seats.

Safety:   IIHS has declared it as a top safety pick vehicle as it is equipped with all the latest and basic safety features making it safe to drive. Some of the key safety features include an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, 6 airbags, stability control, child locks, a rearview camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Major Competitors:

Kia Rio has to face tough competition from Hyundai Accent, Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Kia Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Toyota Yaris, and Nissan Versa.

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