Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf 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 Volkswagen Golf.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Golf, which may make it easier to park.
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Kia Rio has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Golf.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Volkswagen Golf.
Compare the 2014 Kia Rio and the 2014 Volkswagen Golf.
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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|City MPG:||27||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||37||30 - 42|
|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*:||$13,741 - $17,278||$19,195 - $24,192|
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