Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion tC 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 Scion tC.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Scion tC, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Scion tC. 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 tC.
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Rio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Scion tC, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Kia Rio has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is significantly less powerful than the Scion tC. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Scion tC.
Compare the 2014 Kia Rio and the 2014 Scion tC.
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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090
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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 1.90%|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$13,741 - $17,278||$18,249 - $20,368|
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