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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$20,565 to $24,615
Invoice* $16,295 $19,041 to $22,790
MPG - City 33 28 - 32
MPG - Hwy 41 37 - 41
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
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 Corolla Hatchback. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the front seats.

Convenience
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Rio, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hatchback. 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 Hatchback have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

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 Hatchback.

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