2020 Kia Rio vs. 2019 Toyota Prius c: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2019 Toyota Prius c Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2019 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*
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$16,790
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$21,530 to $22,955
Invoice* $16,295 $20,454 to $21,369
MPG - City 33 48
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
The Kia Rio offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius c 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 Toyota Prius c in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Prius c, 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 Toyota Prius c. 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 Prius c have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is about the same width as the Toyota Prius c. When looking at overall length, the Kia Rio takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius c.

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 Toyota Prius c.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius c, making it slightly 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 Toyota Prius c. 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 Toyota Prius c. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Rio will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Prius c.

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