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2021 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2021 Kia
Rio

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2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$16,990
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $16,489 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 33 21
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota 86. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota 86.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Toyota 86, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Toyota 86, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Toyota 86, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86. 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 Toyota 86, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Toyota 86.