2020 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$18,900 to $28,450
Invoice* $16,295 $18,271 to $27,070
MPG - City 33 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 41 33 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Hyundai Veloster. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, the Kia Rio may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Hyundai Veloster. 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 Veloster have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Hyundai Veloster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Veloster, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Rio doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Veloster.

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

Performance
The Kia Rio has less horsepower than the Hyundai Veloster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Kia Rio offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Veloster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Rio has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Veloster.