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2014 Kia Rio vs. 2014 Scion iQ 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 Scion iQ. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion iQ.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Scion iQ, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Scion iQ. 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 Scion iQ.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much wider than the Scion iQ, 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 Scion iQ.

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 Scion iQ.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a significantly larger turning radius than the Scion iQ, 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 Scion iQ. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Kia Rio offers greater seating capacity than the Scion iQ, 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 Scion iQ.

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

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2014 Kia
Rio

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

2014 Scion
iQ

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MSRP*: $15,665 - $17,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 27 36
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,741 - $17,278 $14,882 - $16,958

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