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2014 Kia Rio vs. 2014 Hyundai Veloster Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Hyundai Veloster. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, the Kia Rio may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Hyundai Veloster, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Veloster. 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 Veloster have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Hyundai Veloster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Rio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Veloster.

Drivetrain
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Hyundai Veloster, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Veloster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Kia Rio offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Veloster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Veloster.

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

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2014 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090

2014 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $17,800 - $22,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.79%
City MPG: 27 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 37 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $13,741 - $17,278 $17,172 - $21,225

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