2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Rio vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Kia
Rio

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$15,850 to $16,490
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $15,382 to $16,002 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 33 30
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
The Kia Rio has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Volkswagen Jetta. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Rio as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta.

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