2022 Kia Rio5

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Kia Rio5 highlights

Customer rating

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  • Sized for city living
  • Thrifty performance
  • Intuitive touchscreen


  • Intrusive wind noise at highway speeds
  • Underwhelming seat comfort

Mileage (EPA estimate)

33 city, 41 highway, 36 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


All Kia Rio5 years

What is new for the 2022 Kia Rio5?

  • Rio5 trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning, Satellite Radio Ready, and Alloy Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Kia Rio5 trims

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  • 120-hp, 112-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Side Airbags
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • View our Kia Rio5 S inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Rio5

1. A fuel-sipping engine 

What would you enjoy most about the fuel-friendly 2022 Kia Rio5? Perhaps it will be the convenience of fewer fuel stops in your busy schedule or the satisfaction of maximizing mileage on an extended road trip. Either way, you’ll feel satisfied with the 2022 Kia Rio5’s powertrain setup, a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, paired with intelligent CVT and FWD, good for an impressive EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.


2. Standard and available driver aids 

Useful driver aids that come as standard on the 2022 Rio5 include a rearview camera with dynamic parking guidance lines while cruise control will help maintain a pre-set speed on those longer distance drives. Look out for a 2022 Rio5 with the available Technology package and you get more advanced driver aids including lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and lane follow assist. 

3. Versatile dimensions 

The 2022 Rio5 will not only ace your crosstown commute but it’s got the chops to handle upstate adventures too. The hatch opening reveals 17.4 cu-ft of cargo space, enough for weekend bags, hiking gear, and a tent. More stuff? No problem, the 60/40-split rear row folds down to expand your cargo area to 32.8 cu-ft behind the front row. The door cubbies can accommodate trip essentials and water bottles across both rows, while the center bin is a clever place to stow valuables out of sight. 

4. Classy connectivity features 

Stay in touch as you sit in a traffic jam or rock out to your 80’s metal playlist on Saturday morning coffee runs with the Kia Rio5. Bluetooth® hands-free calling is a standard feature and can be controlled via steering-wheel-mounted audio buttons. Connect wirelessly to your smartphone via the Rio5's Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto functionality, giving you access to your playlists, navigation apps, and more.


5. Comfortable for groups 

From college students and urban professionals to active seniors and families, the 2022 Rio5 ensures traveling together is as pleasant an experience as possible. Seating five across two rows, your crew will be pleased to know that legroom is generous, with 42.1 inches up front and 33.5 inches in the second row. Two full sets of LATCH fixtures and a middle seat upper tether can be found in the rear row too, enabling you to keep your youngest passengers in secured comfort.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal gave the Kia Rio5 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Rio5 14th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Rio5 is $333, compared to an average of $447 for Subcompact Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Kia Rio5 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.2 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Subcompact Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% for the Kia Rio5, compared to an average of 11% for Subcompact Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Kia Rio5 features and specs

S 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.1"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 38"

Front tires


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2022 Kia Rio5 FAQ

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