2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$20,650 to $24,600
Invoice* $16,295 $19,825 to $23,538
MPG - City 33 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 41 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra GT, 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 Hyundai Elantra GT. 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 Hyundai Elantra GT have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra GT, 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 Hyundai Elantra GT.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra GT, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Elantra GT. 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 Hyundai Elantra GT. The Kia Rio has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Elantra GT, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Kia Rio comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Elantra GT.