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2018 Kia Rio vs. 2017 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the smart fortwo in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Rio or the smart fortwo, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Rio is much higher than that for the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the smart fortwo, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 smart fortwo.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

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

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Rio more than the smart fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

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

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2018 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,200 - $18,700

2017 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $14,650 - $18,480
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City MPG: 28 - 29 31
Highway MPG: 37 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 5 2
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*: $13,936 - $17,834 $13,625 - $17,186

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.