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2019 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2018 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Kia Rio requires fewer visits to the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The MINI MINI-Hardtop will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Rio, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the MINI MINI-Hardtop will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Rio.

Dimensions
The MINI MINI-Hardtop is about the same width as the Kia Rio. If you go with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Rio. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.

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2019 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $21,900 - $31,900

2018 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,200 - $18,700
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City MPG: 23 - 28 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 N/A
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $20,350 - $29,550 $13,949 - $17,915

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.