2024 Honda Accord vs. 2023 Kia Rio Review

Picture of the 2024 Honda Accord

2024 Honda
Accord

MSRP*: $27,895 to $29,910
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Rio

2023 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,750 to $17,390
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MPG - City 29 MPG 32 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 192-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 192 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 195.7 in 172.6 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.8 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.4 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Kia Rio. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord and the Kia Rio in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Accord will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Rio, 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 Honda Accord will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Rio, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Rio.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord and the Kia Rio.