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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2020 Kia Rio Review

New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*
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$18,900 to $28,450
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$16,790
Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $16,295
MPG - City 25 - 28 33
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Hyundai Veloster 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 Veloster 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 Veloster and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Veloster is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Veloster, which is slightly longer than the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Veloster transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

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

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Rio.

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