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Kia Rio Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA Drivers


If you are shopping for a new subcompact car, then you are surely looking for a new ride that offers exceptional value plus the peace of mind and dependability of a brand-new car. The new Kia Rio is a recently redesigned subcompact that competes with the likes of the Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris iA. The Kia offers a lower starting MSRP than any of these competitors and comes packed with a stellar list of standard and available features. Explore the new Kia Rio and other models in the subcompact car segment, then visit Kia of Augusta in Augusta, GA for a tour and test drive of the value-packed new Rio.



Kia Rio vs. Hyundai Accent

Comparing Kia's & Hyundai's Similar Subcompacts

Comparing a You may not expect a lot from a subcompact car, but you'd be wrong if you are in the new Kia Rio. Sure, there are some new small cars out there that are only ideal as the occasion rental car, with around 100 horsepower and a curb weight just north of a feather. But both the 2018 Kia Rio and the 2018 Hyundai Accent offer more punch and overall performance than what you might expect from a small, affordable subcompact car. We'll do a comparison to help you find the ultimate small car that is ideal for city driving, commuting, long drives and as a first new car for younger drivers.


2018 Kia Rio LX VS 2018 Hyundai Accent SE
$13,900 Base Price MSRP $14,995
32 Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 31
Standard Hill Assist Control Not Available
Standard Satellite Radio Not Available
Optional Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror Not Available
60 months / 60,000 miles Limited Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty 60 months / 60,000 miles

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Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

Which SUV Will it Be?

The mid-size SUV segment is an ever-popular one, thanks to all the cool things these vehicles can do. Not only can they typically go off-road in AWD versions and tow a couple thousand pounds or more, they also can fit a large group and provide horsepower that makes lane changes and acceleration a snap. You also get cargo room to fit large objects or stow enough bags for a family trip or a move to a new house, for starters.

2018 Kia Sorento L FWD VS 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD
$25,900 Base Price MSRP $30,850
24 Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 21
5 NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test (# stars) 4
5 NHTSA Passenger Crash Test (# stars) 4
3704 Curb Weight Automatic (lbs.) 4026
60 months / 60,000 miles Limited Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty 36 months / 36,000 miles

Performance Options Compared: Which is Better?

With the new Kia Rio, you get multiple transmission options paired with a 138 HP engine; choose a six-speed automatic, six-speed manual and even an Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system with Eco Package. The Accent also offers two six-speed transmissions but not the ISG Package that helps optimize fuel economy.

Test drive the new Rio at our dealership in Augusta, GA today and learn about your financing options! We're here to assist.


Kia Rio vs. Nissan Versa for Augusta, GA Motorists

Explore Your Subcompact Options in Augusta, GA Today

The 2018 Kia Rio has arrived with a nice new design that features improvements like expanded passenger room and a bold exterior with a more confident and powerful line from front to back. One of the Rio's chief competitors in the subcompact class, the 2018 Nissan Versa, is significantly less powerful and lack's the Rio's curb appeal, plus it comes with a higher starting price.

2018 Kia Rio LX VS 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan S Plus
$13,900 Base Price MSRP $14,250
11.9 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 10.8
Standard Hill Assist Control Not Available
Standard Auto-Off Headlights Not Available
Optional Rear Camera Display Not Available
60 months / 60,000 miles Limited Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty 36 months / 36,000 miles

Compare Standard Horsepower & Performance

The 2018 Kia Rio also comes with 130 HP in all of its trims, while the 2018 Versa develops a mere 109 HP in all its trims. Driving a subcompact car shouldn't mean you have to settle for substandard! Begin the process of taking home a new Kia Rio; get pre-approved for an auto loan now, then visit our dealership in Augusta, GA.


Kia Rio vs. Toyota Yaris iA in Augusta, Georgia

Competitive Kia Options

There are few small cars on the road that bring the party to you, but the Kia Rio subcompact is one of them, with a combination of lightweight construction, sharp handling, cool available tech like UVO eServices and fun color options. The Toyota Yaris iA is also a stylish subcompact, but falls well-short when it comes to its performance and price, among other things.

2018 Kia Rio LX VS 2018 Toyota Yaris iA 6MT
$13,900 Base Price MSRP $15,950
11.9 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 11.6
Standard Auto-Off Headlights Not Available
Standard Hill Assist Control Not Available
Standard Satellite Radio Not Available
60 months / 60,000 miles Limited Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty 36 months / 36,000 miles

Which Small Car is Better for You?

The Kia Rio pumps out 138 horsepower, which is indeed ample for a small car, while the Yaris iA only manages to generate 106 HP. It's not a crazy question to wonder if the Yaris iA will need a boost to get over steeper hills or assistance merging into traffic or onto the highway. Contact our friendly teams of sales associates to assist you with answering your questions and helping you secure your new Kia Rio today.

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