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2021 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

Picture of the 2021 Kia Rio

2021 Kia
Rio

MSRP*: $16,990
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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $16,489 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 33 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 32.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 120 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 160.0 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 67.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Kia Rio offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Prius Prime. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Rio, drivers may find the Toyota Prius Prime a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Prius Prime. 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 Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius Prime, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

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

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