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.
The Subaru Impreza requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Rio, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Rio will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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.
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. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Subaru Impreza, which may make it easier to park.
With its lower torque, the Kia Rio doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Impreza.
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Kia Rio has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Subaru Impreza.
Compare the 2014 Kia Rio and the 2014 Subaru Impreza.
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MSRP*: $13,900 - $17,900
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MSRP*: $17,895 - $22,195
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|City MPG:||27||25 - 27|
|Highway MPG:||37||34 - 36|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$13,646 - $17,088||$17,104 - $21,072|
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