2022 Kia Rio Technical Specifications

Kia Rio specs

Official Kia Rio specs & technical data.

Kia Rio is one of the carmaker’s longest running nameplates in the United States.

Available in two body styles, as the 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback, the Rio represents the entry-level model for the Kia brand in U.S.

Slightly upgraded for the 2020 model year, the Rio now boasts a brand-new 1,6L 4-cylinder engines and vastly improved fuel economy figures.

Learn more about the technical specifications of the 2022 Kia Rio model in the blog post below.

2022 Kia Rio specifications

  • Engine
  • Transmission, horsepower & torque ratings
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Chassis & suspension
  • Weight

Kia Rio sedan & hatchback engine options

2022 Kia Rio1.6L
4-door sedanLX

5-door hatchbackS


Engine specs, horsepower & torque ratings

Type1.6L in-line 4 cylinder, Gamma II Multi Point
Injection (MPI)
Displacement (cc) 1,598
Horsepower120 hp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque112 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Recommended fuelUnleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)
Engine oil capacity4.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity11.9 gallons

Front & rear brakes size

4-door sedan5-door hatchback
Type front/rearVentilated disc / Drum discVentilated disc / Drum disc
Size (in.) front/rear11.0 in. / 8.0 in.11.0 in. / 8.0 in.


4-door sedan5-door sedan
Type / Power sourceElectric Power SteeringElectric Power Steering
Steering ratio14.9:114.9:1
Turns, lock-to-lock2.772.77
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.)33.46 ft.33.46 ft.

Chassis & suspension

4-door sedan5-door hatchback
Front suspensionMacPherson StrutMacPherson Strut
Rear suspensionCoupled Torsion Beam AxleCoupled Torsion Beam Axle
Shock absorber (front)StrutStrut
Shock absorber (rear)Twin TubeTwin Tube

Curb weight of Kia Rio

Kia RioWeight
4-door sedan2,714 lbs. (2019 model)
5-door hatchback 2,714 lbs. (2019 model)

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