Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion xD 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 xD.
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Scion xD, making it more convenient to drive.
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 xD. 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 xD.
The Kia Rio is about the same width as the Scion xD. 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 Scion xD.
With similar torque, the Kia Rio and the Scion xD do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Kia Rio has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion xD, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is somewhat more powerful than the Scion xD.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Scion xD. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion xD.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Scion xD.
Compare the 2013 Kia Rio and the 2014 Scion xD.
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MSRP*: $13,800 - $17,900
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 7.44%||--|
|City MPG:||28 - 29||27|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$13,530 - $17,070||$15,124|
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