2021 Kia Rio vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Kia Rio vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Picture of the 2021 Kia Rio

2021 Kia
Rio

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$16,990
Get Your Price
$22,900 to $32,900
Invoice* $16,489 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 33 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 41 31 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4 - 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Rio is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Hardtop. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Rio, which is slightly longer than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Kia Rio offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Rio as you will in the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.