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2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Toyota Yaris Review

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The Kia Rio offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Yaris with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Yaris, the Kia Rio may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Yaris, 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 Toyota Yaris. 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 Toyota Yaris have similar Destination Charges.

The Kia Rio is a little wider than the Toyota Yaris, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Toyota Yaris.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Yaris.

The Kia Rio has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Yaris, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Yaris.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Toyota Yaris.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Toyota Yaris.

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2018 Kia

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

2018 Toyota

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MSRP*: $15,635 - $18,260
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City MPG: 28 - 29 30
Highway MPG: 37 35 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $13,949 - $17,915 $15,010 - $17,528

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.