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2015 Kia Rio vs. 2015 Hyundai Elantra Review

Comparison Review

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

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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Elantra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Rio and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Elantra, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Elantra. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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

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2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,900 - $18,040

2015 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,250 - $21,700
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 2.52%
City MPG: 27 --
Highway MPG: 37 --
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,645 - $17,120 $16,734 - $20,766

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