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2015 Kia Rio vs. 2015 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Rio, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Impreza. 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 Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is a little narrower than the Subaru Impreza, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Rio doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Rio has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Subaru Impreza. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Impreza.

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

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2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,900 - $18,040

2015 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,195 - $22,295
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
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City MPG: 27 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 37 34 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $13,645 - $17,120 $17,381 - $21,164

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