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2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Hyundai Veloster 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 Kia Rio than the Hyundai Veloster. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster.

Convenience
The Hyundai Veloster requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Rio, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Rio will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Hyundai Veloster.

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. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Veloster, which may make it easier to park.

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

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 somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Veloster.

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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2017 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $15,495 - $20,905

2017 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $18,100 - $22,600
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City MPG: 27 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 33 - 35
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,027 - $19,801 $17,454 - $21,505

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.