2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

2020 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$13,995 to $17,295
Invoice* $16,295 $13,689 to $16,919
MPG - City 33 33 - 36
MPG - Hwy 41 41 - 43
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3
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
The Kia Rio offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Mirage with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Mitsubishi Mirage in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Mirage, 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). The Kia Rio is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Mirage. 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 Mitsubishi Mirage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much wider than the Mitsubishi Mirage, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Rio, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Mirage.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio has a much more powerful engine than the Mitsubishi Mirage. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Mitsubishi Mirage. The Kia Rio has significantly less cargo room than the Mitsubishi Mirage, 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 Mitsubishi Mirage.