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2022 Audi A5 vs. 2022 Kia Rio Review

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2022 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $43,900 to $46,000
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2022 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $17,390
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MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 160.0 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Rio with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 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). The Audi A5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Rio, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Rio.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Kia Rio.