The 2022 Kia Rio is a fun subcompact sedan and hatchback that offers plenty in the areas of performance, handling, infotainment, and more. Find out just how reliable this model is and why many consumers have come to depend on this agile vehicle for daily commuting.


Beneath the hood is a 1.6-liter inline-four engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission. It delivers 120 hp and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. This puts it on par with vehicles in its segment category.

With its finely tuned suspension and architecture, drivers and passengers can expect a smooth ride that absorbs bumps on the road incredibly well. This makes the vehicle exceptionally reliable and comfortable for longer commutes and when driving over rugged terrain.


An eight-inch touchscreen comes standard as are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. With the S trim, there is an option to enhance the infotainment with the brand’s UVO Telematics system. This addition makes for a more pleasant driving experience through an assortment of features that include car diagnostics, smartphone synchronization, and virtual assistance.


The 2022 Kia Rio has been lauded for its exceptional and responsive braking ability. This is made possible thanks to the 11-inch front brake rotors and eight-inch rear brake rotors that come standard. This is larger than typical for vehicles of its segment. With the hefty brakes, the Kia Rio is capable of coming to a full stop within 119-feet in an emergency scenario when you slam on the brakes.

Schedule a Kia test drive in Folsom, CA with any of the vehicles at our dealership. At Folsom Lake Kia, we have the latest models on inventory. As with the Kia Rio, this is one model you can count on if you need a vehicle that’s consistently reliable.