New 2022 Kia Rio for Sale in Tuscaloosa, AL

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A little car with big appeal

There are quite a few options in the market if you want an affordable brand-new car but many of them are pretty dour, lackluster models that fail to inspire or excite. The only thing the 2022 Kia Rio has in common with any of them is its impressive affordability. The 2022 Rio offers a comfortable ride, great fuel economy, two stylish body styles, superb infotainment, and sensational value for money. On top of all that, the Rio also comes with a class-leading warranty which is what separates buying a new Rio from older used cars that don’t offer that kind of peace of mind.

Styling and trim levels

It’s probably fair to say that the Rio range is as compact as the car itself. The sedan is available in just two trim levels, and the hatchback is a separate single model in its own right. In its sedan form, the 2022 Kia Rio is available in LX, and S trim levels while the hatchback version of the subcompact Kia is only available in the S trim.

It is obviously up to you as to which version of the Kia Rio you find the most attractive, but it’s hard to argue against the hatchback being a sportier-looking car than the hatch. Either way, the 2022 Rio is a very attractive, modern, and stylish little car that certainly doesn’t look as affordable as it is. In either body style, the Rio is a nimble, nippy, and stylish way of getting around Tuscaloosa, and it’s the perfect vehicle for navigating the busy city streets of Birmingham too.

2022 Kia Rio trim and style

Performance and economy

2022 Kia Rio performance and MPG

Kia has chosen a powertrain for the Kia that suits the car and its intended environment down to the ground. It provides all the power and performance you need for nipping in and out of tight spaces and traffic, but it also delivers the kind of fuel economy people expect from a small car designed primarily for the urban jungle. The engine under the hood of all versions of the 2022 Kia Rio is a 1.6-liter inline-four that develops 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque, which is perfectly appropriate for a car of this type, and that power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT transmission.

If we set aside hybrids and electric cars for a moment, the 2022 Kia Rio is, without doubt, one of the most fuel-efficient new cars you can buy right now in America. It doesn’t matter whether you choose the hatch or the sedan; the EPA rates the Kia Rio for fuel economy at an extremely impressive 33 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined.

Features and equipment

Unless you feel you can’t live without automatic emergency braking, a folding rear seat, and keyless entry, the Rio LX is a very attractive proposition that comes with far more impressive standard features than you might expect at the price. The LX comes with auto on/off headlights, a rearview camera, a USB port, and 12-volt outlet, steering wheel-mounted controls for the six-speaker audio system, air conditioning, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

S versions of the sedan don’t cost a great deal more than the entry-level LX, but they do get you the likes of USB charging ports, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and rear headrests for those 60/40 split-folding rear seats. However, the S model does allow you to add options that are not available with the base model, such as alloy wheels, Kia Connect, Smart Key with push-button start, automatic temperature control, and quite a few active safety features.

2022 Kia Rio performance and technology

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The 2022 Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan and hatch that delivers big on what it needs to offer and doesn’t bother trying to be something it isn’t. Come and see how perfectly designed the Rio is for the urban environment with a test drive from Julio Jones Kia here at 4301 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL, or get in touch with us on (205) 409-2651 for more details about pricing and availability and to make an appointment for a time that suits you.

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