2020 Kia Rio vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$23,900 to $26,740
Invoice* $16,295 $22,347 to $25,002
MPG - City 33 124
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 2
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the smart EQ fortwo. 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 Kia Rio is much higher than that for the smart EQ fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the smart EQ fortwo, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 smart EQ fortwo.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart EQ fortwo, 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 smart EQ fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Rio more than the smart EQ fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

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