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2016 FIAT 500 vs. 2017 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
The Kia Rio requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The FIAT 500 is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Kia Rio.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Kia Rio, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Rio, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the FIAT 500 and the Kia Rio.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Rio, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.

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2016 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,995 - $22,575

2017 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $15,495 - $20,905
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City MPG: 28 - 31 27
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,765 - $21,983 $15,027 - $19,801

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.