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2016 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Mirage than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Convenience
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Mirage, 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). The Kia Rio is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Mirage. 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 Mitsubishi Mirage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much wider than the Mitsubishi Mirage, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Rio, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Mirage, making it much 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 Mitsubishi Mirage. 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 Mitsubishi Mirage. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Warranty
The Kia Rio comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Mirage.

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Compare the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2016 Kia
Rio

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

2017 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $16,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.75%
City MPG: 27 33 - 37
Highway MPG: 37 41 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,027 - $19,801 $12,712 - $16,135

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.