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2021 Kia Rio vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2021 Kia
Rio

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$16,050 to $16,690
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$23,600
Invoice* $15,576 to $16,197 $21,851
MPG - City 33 53
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
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 feel a little more squished in the Kia Rio than in the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, due to the Kia Rio's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Rio and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Rio, due to its tank size and 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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