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2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Kia Rio. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Rio, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Elantra will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Rio, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Elantra, which is slightly longer than the Kia Rio.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Rio. The Hyundai Elantra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Rio.

Warranty
The Hyundai Elantra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Rio.

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2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350

2017 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,165 - $17,755
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.59% --
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City MPG: 26 - 32 27
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $16,621 - $21,311 $13,902 - $16,962

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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