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2022 Kia Rio vs. 2022 Subaru Impreza Review

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2022 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $17,390
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2022 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $19,795 to $26,895
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MPG - City 33 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 30 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 160.0 in 176.2 in
Exterior Width 67.9 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Rio.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Subaru Impreza, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Kia Rio and the Subaru Impreza.