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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$15,850 to $16,490
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $15,382 to $16,002 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 33 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 41 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
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. 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 and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

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. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

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