2022 Kia Rio Trims & Specs

As a budget-friendly car, the Kia Rio specs are on the less generous side, but there is still a lot of value to be had. The Rio Sedan is offered in two trim levels, and both share the same 120-hp 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated four-pot engine and CVT automatic transmission. Both cars come standard with features such as halogen headlights, 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, manually-adjustable front seats, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth streaming.

The S trim adds useful features such as a center console with sliding armrest and storage, a split-folding rear seat, and optional safety features such as LED headlights, high-beam assist, lane-keep and lane-following assist, and driver-attention warning.

🚘What's the Price of the 2022 Kia Rio?

The keyword here is 'affordable.' The Rio doesn't pretend to be anything other than an affordable little sedan, and with a growing number of people in the US downscaling to cheaper cars, the Rio is undoubtedly in a good position. The base price for one of these vehicles is surprisingly low: with an MSRP of only $16,150, you can get your hands on the LX base model. The top of the line S will cost you $16,790, and depending on how much you want to spend, the final Kia Rio price can climb to around the $20,000 mark with enough options. These prices exclude a destination charge in the USA of $995.

2022 Kia Rio Models And Configurations

2 models / 2 configurations
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Rio LX For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.6L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LX IVT
Key Features
  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (120 hp and 112 lb-ft)
  • CVT transmission
  • Eight-inch touchscreen display
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Cloth seats
2022 Kia Rio LX Full Specs
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Rio S For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.6L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    S IVT
Key Features
  • Includes LX features and adds:
  • Center console with sliding armrest and storage
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Access to the Technology Package’s driver-assistance features
2022 Kia Rio S Full Specs

Additional Packages

There are few optional extras on offer: the base model can be equipped with basic carpet floor mats for $155 or an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and compass for $350. If you want the added safety systems on offer, you'll have no choice but to upgrade to the S derivative. Here, you can spec the $1,800 Technology Package with items like lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, driver-attention warning, LED headlights, SiriusXM satellite radio, push-button start, and more.

Option Group 015
Wheels: 15" Alloy, Technology Package, Push Button Start w/Immobilizer, Chrome Door Handles, LED Positioning Lights, Highline Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Rear Occupant Alert, LED Headlights, Automatic Temperature Control, Supervision Meter Cluster, 4.2" display, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, pedestrian detection, Rear Disc Brakes, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System, 6 speakers, 8" display screen, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, USB input jack, USB charging, Bluetooth wireless technology, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and UVO3 eServices
Option Group 010
standard equipment,

🚗What 2022 Kia Rio Model Should I Buy?

The whole point of buying a Kia Rio Sedan is to keep costs low, with little regard for fanciful features such as satellite radio and LED headlights. For that reason, we would suggest going straight for the entry-level LX model, which shares its drivetrain with the more expensive S Trim. You still get excellent gas mileage, a user-friendly eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and enough space to fit three of your pals for that trip to go see Cannibal Corpse play live in Maryland.

Kia Rio Deal in September

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
Finance Deals
Financing Incentive from 3.49% to 4.49% (Expires: 10/31/2022)
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