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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Kia Rio Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2021 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,990
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $16,489
MPG - City 145 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 32.8 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 120 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 160.0 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 67.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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 Ioniq EV than the Kia Rio. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Ioniq EV 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 Hyundai Ioniq EV, 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 Hyundai Ioniq EV 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 Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV 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 Ioniq EV is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Ioniq EV 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 Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Kia Rio.

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