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2014 Ford Fiesta vs. 2014 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Fiesta offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Rio with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fiesta.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fiesta as you will with the Kia Rio, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fiesta will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Fiesta is about the same width as the Kia Rio. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fiesta takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fiesta doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Rio.

Handling
The Ford Fiesta has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Fiesta has less horsepower than the Kia Rio, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio. The Ford Fiesta has less cargo capacity than the Kia Rio, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fiesta is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.

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2014 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $14,100 - $18,300

2014 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,900 - $17,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 28 27
Highway MPG: 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $13,571 - $17,614 $13,646 - $17,088

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