2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Honda Insight: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Honda Insight Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*
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$15,850 to $16,490
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$22,930 to $28,340
Invoice* $15,382 to $16,002 $21,304 to $26,312
MPG - City 33 51 - 55
MPG - Hwy 41 45 - 49
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Insight than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight. 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 Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Honda Insight. The Kia Rio has less cargo capacity than the Honda Insight, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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