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Aesthetically, the new Kia Rio 2022 differs from the previous model for its subtle changes in the front, which highlights a new design for the contour of the fog lights and slight adjustments to its grille. It continues to be offered in hatchback and sedan body styles. Under the hood, the Kia Rio continues to be powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 109 hp and 101 lb-ft. This is a powerful engine, although in terms of performance and efficiency, it is below what is offered in that segment.


In safety, as has been the trend with Korean brands, the equipment is limited in the entry models, and basic features such as ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchors are not offered as standard. The Sport versions only have one airbag, while the Full version offers two, which is the maximum it can accommodate.


The cabin offers an 8″ screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in all versions, with the exception of the Sport models. The Limited version adds 17″ wheels, LED exterior lighting and exterior body accents. Some models do not have a sunroof. The brand does not lie when it speaks of a versatile vehicle with great attitude, although some might find its interior a bit simple. For the price range, Kia's offer is more than satisfactory. The brand places it in the subcompact segment as a visually appealing model with a functional cabin and comfortable driving.

Rio Hatchback 2023 | Kia México

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The interior of the Kia Rio 2022 is practical with good quality materials. Some surfaces have hard plastics, but it doesn't feel like a cheap car. Depending on the version, you'll find seats with cloth, Synthetic Leather or two-tone Synthetic Leather upholstery. Also, the steering wheel and shifter can be covered in leather.


The 2022 Kia Rio carries the same engine for all variants: a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with 121 horsepower and 111 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the version, the engine will be connected to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission with the same number of gears. Among the virtues of the Kia Rio 2022 is fuel economy. This vehicle achieves good gas mileage numbers, as evidenced by its 18.28 km / l consumption in versions with manual transmission. The situation does not vary too much in the variants with automatic gearbox, as it moves around 17.81 km/l.