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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Kia Rio Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,350 to $28,950
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Picture of the 2022 Kia Rio

2022 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,250 to $16,890
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MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 180-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 158 - 180 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 172.6 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 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 Civic than the Kia Rio. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, drivers may find the Kia Rio a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Civic than that of the Kia Rio.