2019 FIAT 500 vs. 2020 Kia Rio: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 FIAT 500 vs. 2020 Kia Rio Review

New 2019 FIAT 500

2019 FIAT
500

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New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*
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$16,495 to $20,745
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$16,790
Invoice* $16,333 to $20,306 $16,295
MPG - City 24 - 28 33
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500, drivers may find the Kia Rio a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The FIAT 500 is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Kia Rio.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Kia Rio, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Rio, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500 is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Kia Rio, making the Kia Rio the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has less cargo capacity than the Kia Rio, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.