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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2019 FIAT 500L Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$22,160 to $24,570
Invoice* $16,295 $21,705 to $23,958
MPG - City 33 22
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 FIAT 500L than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the FIAT 500L in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the FIAT 500L, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the FIAT 500L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Rio carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 500L.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the FIAT 500L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Rio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the FIAT 500L.

Drivetrain
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the FIAT 500L, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a larger turning radius than the FIAT 500L, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is significantly less powerful than the FIAT 500L. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the FIAT 500L. The Kia Rio has significantly less cargo room than the FIAT 500L, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the FIAT 500L.