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2015 Kia Rio vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda2 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Rio than in the Mazda Mazda2, due to the Kia Rio's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda2.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Mazda Mazda2, 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 Kia Rio is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda2. 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 Mazda Mazda2 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda2, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Rio, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda2.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda2.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda2, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda2. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Mazda Mazda2. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda Mazda2.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Mazda Mazda2.

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2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $18,240

2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 27 29
Highway MPG: 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,733 - $17,302 $14,535 - $16,005

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