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2022 Kia Rio vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla Review

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2022 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,450 to $17,090
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2022 Toyota
Corolla

MSRP*: $20,425 to $28,710
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MPG - City 33 MPG 28 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 36 - 40 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)
  • 139-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 169-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 139 - 169 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 182.3 - 182.5 in
Exterior Width 67.9 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 38.0 - 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 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 feel a little more squished in the Kia Rio than in the Toyota Corolla, due to the Kia Rio's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Rio may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Toyota Corolla, 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 Toyota Corolla.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla, 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 Toyota Corolla.

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

Performance
The Kia Rio has less horsepower than the Toyota Corolla, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Rio doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Corolla.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Toyota Corolla.