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2020 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Kia Rio Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Spark

2020 Chevrolet
Spark

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New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*
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$13,400 to $17,900
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$16,790
Invoice* $12,985 to $17,345 $16,295
MPG - City 29 - 30 33
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

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

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Chevrolet Spark and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark 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 Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Spark doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Rio.

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has about the same turning radius as the Kia Rio, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Spark has less horsepower than the Kia Rio, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Spark has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Rio, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Spark is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.