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2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2021 Kia Rio Review

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2021 Hyundai
Accent

MSRP*: $15,395 to $19,500
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2021 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,050 to $16,690
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Invoice* $15,024 to $18,929 $15,576 to $16,197
MPG - City 29 - 33 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 39 - 41 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.7 ft3 13.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 120 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 172.6 in
Exterior Width 68.1 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Hyundai Accent offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Rio with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent is somewhat more expensive 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 Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Accent is about the same width as the Kia Rio. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Accent takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Rio.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Accent as you will in the Kia Rio.

Warranty
The Hyundai Accent comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Rio.