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2020 FIAT 500L vs. 2021 Kia Rio Review

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2020 FIAT
500L

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2021 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*
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$22,500 to $24,645
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$16,990
Invoice* $22,013 to $24,039 $16,489
MPG - City 22 33
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Kia Rio. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L, 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). The FIAT 500L 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. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Kia Rio.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 500L, which is slightly longer than the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Rio, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Kia Rio. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Rio.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.