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2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Kia Rio Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,100 to $28,600
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2022 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,450 to $17,090
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MPG - City 49 - 53 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 - 56 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 172.6 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV than the Kia Rio. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Rio.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Rio, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Rio, which has a much lower MSRP.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has much less torque than the Kia Rio, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Kia Rio.

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