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2015 Kia Rio vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Rio than in the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Rio will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Hardtop. When looking at overall length, the Kia Rio takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia Rio and the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

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2015 Kia
Rio

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

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $25,100
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 27 24 - 29
Highway MPG: 37 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,733 - $17,302 $19,045 - $23,090

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