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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2014 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Mirage than the Kia Rio. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Mirage as you will with the Kia Rio, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mitsubishi Mirage is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Kia Rio, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Mirage, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Mirage has much less torque than the Kia Rio, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Rio, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Mirage is significantly less powerful than the Kia Rio. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Kia Rio. The Mitsubishi Mirage has less cargo capacity than the Kia Rio, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mitsubishi Mirage comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Rio.

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2014 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $14,195

2014 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.14% --
City MPG: 34 27
Highway MPG: 42 --
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $12,712 - $13,886 $13,741 - $17,278

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