2022 Kia Rio S

 The Rio's allure stems from its understated design. It's attractive without being eye-catching, and it's simply drawn, with no drama. The cabin is dressed in grey or black, with only the large touchscreen to spark the imagination.

2022 Kia Rio S

The Rio's performance ranges from dull to dull, which works in its favour. The simple 120-hp engine and CVT generate power that propels the Rio without fanfare but without fail. It also rides well enough to make most commutes bearable. On the highway, it's noisier and less confident, but it still gets 36 mpg in mixed driving.

2022 Kia Rio S Price

The 2022 Kia Rio S sedan is priced at $16,790.

2022 Kia Rio S Features

The S sedan begins at $16,790, while the S hatchback begins at $17,090. This trim level includes split-folding rear seats, more USB ports, cruise control, and keyless entry.

There is also a Technology package available. It adds forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, satellite radio, and automatic climate control for $1,800.

Is the Kia Rio a good-looking car?

We believe so. The previous versions' economy-car cliches have been scrubbed, and the handsome shapes left behind have a functionally attractive look that has worn well for a few years now. For styling, we give it a 5 out of 5.

Both the sedan and hatchback have slim headlights and a tidy grille, but we prefer the hatchback's stance. It's free of major flaws, just like the sedan; it's just a little more interesting.