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2017 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2018 Kia Rio Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Rio in the front seats.

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

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Veloster 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 Veloster, which is slightly longer than the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Rio do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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

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2017 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $18,100 - $22,600

2018 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,200 - $18,700
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City MPG: 25 - 28 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $17,454 - $21,505 $13,936 - $17,834

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.