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2014 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2015 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 GT 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 GT.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra GT 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). The Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra GT is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra GT, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Rio.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra GT 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 GT 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 GT and the Kia Rio. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra GT as you will in the Kia Rio.

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

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2014 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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MSRP*: $18,750

2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $18,240
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.86% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 24 27
Highway MPG: 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Invoice*: $18,074 $13,733 - $17,302

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