2023 Kia Rio vs. 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Rio

2023 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,750 to $17,390
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2024 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,500 to $28,340
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MPG - City 32 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 41 - 46 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)
  • 138-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 138 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 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 Hybrid, due to the Kia Rio's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in the front seats.

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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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

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

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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 Hybrid.