2022 Kia Rio

The 2022 Kia Rio is the perfect compact car for drivers who want a comfortable and efficient commuter vehicle. Many car shoppers appreciate the 2022 Rio for its great value compared to other compact vehicles, coming equipped with a generous number of interior amenities and features for an accessible price. Interested in learning more about this model? Continue reading to view our full breakdown of the 2022 Kia Rio, including engine specifications, available features, interior technology, and more.

Exterior Design

Striking Exterior Colours

All four trim levels of the 2022 Kia Rio are offered in seven evocative exterior paint options. No matter your taste, at least one of these beautiful paint schemes is sure to appeal to your personal preferences. Available colours include:

  • Aurora Black
  • Ice Blue
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Grey
  • Ultra Silver
  • Radiant Red

Premium Exterior Features

The 2022 Kia Rio LX Premium and EX Premium trims add a variety of premium exterior features. Most notably, the LX Premium trim adds a sunroof for passengers to enjoy. Other notable features include LED daytime running lights, LED positioning lights, and chrome door handles.

Exterior 2022 Kia Rio Measurements Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,580 mm
Length 4,065 mm
Width 1,725 mm
Height 1,450 mm

Interior Design

Winter-Ready Interior

The 2022 Kia Rio is the perfect car for winter driving. All four trim levels of the 2022 Kia Rio come installed with heated front seating, helping drivers stay warm on their commute. The LX Premium trim adds a heated steering wheel for additional comfort.

Comfort & Convenience

A long list of interior amenities and convenience features can be found in every 2022 Kia Rio model. Standard features found inside this car include a remote keyless entry system, a six-speaker audio system, an illuminated vanity mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Premium features, like push-button start and automatic climate control, are available as well.


Interior 2022 Kia Rio Measurements Dimensions (First/Second/Third Row)
Head Room 987 / 964 mm
Shoulder Room 1,375 / 1,355 mm
Hip Room 1,344 / 1,330 mm
Leg Room 1,070 / 850 mm


Confident Drivability

The 2022 Kia Rio is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.6-litre engine. This engine comes attached to a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission, both of which power the front wheels. With an output of 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, this car has more than enough power to responsively drive at highway speeds.

Selectable Driving Modes

Drivers can use the available Drive Mode Select system to customize their 2022 Kia Rio driving experience. With this system, drivers can switch between four different modes as they see fit: Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. The Drive Mode Select system is included in LX+, LX Premium, and EX Premium models.

Engine Specifications: 3.5L V6
Horsepower 120 hp
Torque 113 lb.-ft.
Transmission Six-Speed Manual or Continuously Variable Automatic


Device Compatibility

The 2022 Kia Rio allows drivers to safely enjoy their favourite devices while on the move. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both come standard inside this car. Drivers can enjoy their apps, music, and text messages from the infotainment system.

Kia Connect System

With the available Kia Connect app, drivers can stay connected to their 2022 Rio at all times. Even when the car is out of sight, drivers can use the app to check their vehicle diagnostics, start the engine remotely, adjust the climate control system and more.

Rear-View Camera

A rear-view camera display comes standard in every configuration of the 2022 Rio. This display shows a live image of the area behind the car, providing drivers with greater awareness and visibility when reversing.


Protection & Security

Drivers will appreciate the long list of active and passive safety features that come standard in every trim level of the 2022 Kia Rio. Notable safety features that come standard inside this compact car include:

  • An Engine Immobilizer
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill-Assist Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Six Airbags

Blind Spot Collision Warning

The LX Premium and EX Premium configurations of the 2022 Kia Rio come standard with a blind spot collision warning system. This convenient driver aid helps drivers stay aware of the neighboring lanes, alerting them to vehicles located in the car’s blind spots after the driver signals for a lane change.

2022 Kia Rio Trim Levels

Rio LX+ MT

Rio LX+ MT

Starting at $17,395*

– 1.6L, 4cyl. Engine
– Six-Speaker Audio
– Six-Speed Manual Transmission

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Rio LX+

Rio LX+

Starting at $18,595*

– Daytime Running Lights
– Heated Sideview Mirrors
– Splash Guards

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Rio LX premium

LX Premium

Starting at $19,995*

– Advanced Smart Cruise Control
– Heated Steering Wheel
– Sunroof

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EX Premium

EX Premium

Starting at $22,495*

– High-Beam Assist
– Chrome Door Handles
– High-Gloss Interior Trim

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Waterloo Kia can help drivers shop for the 2022 Kia Rio in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Our team of Kia vehicle experts is here to help drivers find the right configuration of the 2022 Rio for their personal needs and preferences. Wondering if this compact car is right for you? Fill out the form below and book a test drive with the Waterloo Kia team.

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