Over the years, smaller cars have grown to become more and more popular. They've provided a great alternative to drivers who want to save money on fuel efficiency but don't want to pay for a more expensive hybrid or electric car. The subcompact car, specifically, has become increasingly crowded with new options and choices.
Two of the most popular models to come out of this class is the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Hyundai Accent. Both have drawn tons of interest from drivers, but which one has the edge? That's what we're going to find out in this model comparison page! We're going to examine what each car has to offer drivers to see which one has better value. We're going to compare their efficiency, performance and interior space. Let's see who comes out on top! (Note that we're comparing the 2018 Kia Rio LX Hatchback model and the 2018 Hyundai Accent SE Sedan.)
|2018 Kia Rio||VS||2018 Hyundai Accent|
|32 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined)||31 MPG|
|130 HP||Horsepower||130 HP|
|90 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||90 Cubic Feet|
|17.4 Cubic Feet||Interior Cargo Volume||13.7 Cubic Feet|
As you can see, it's not hard to find out why both the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Hyundai Accent are such popular subcompact cars! Both small cars offer great fuel efficiency along with impressive performance and roomy interiors for drivers. This may, in fact, be our closest comparison yet! However, when you compare the two side-by-side, the 2018 Kia Rio shows it has the advantage over its Hyundai competitor.
When it comes to raw power and performance, the Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent are at a dead heat. The same goes for interior passenger volume. However, where you start to see some separation is when it comes to fuel economy. Despite having the same performance, the Kia Rio is more efficient. You may think that the difference is negligible, but one extra mile adds up over the lifetime of a car! And, thanks to the Kia Rio's hatchback design, it also offers more space for cargo as well.
That's not all though. The 2018 Kia Rio also has numerous safety features that help make the driving experience as safe as possible. Like the Forward Collision Warning System which will alert the driver if it detects something in the car's immediate path, and the Autonomous Emergency Braking which can even apply the brakes if it anticipates a collision.
Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Rio? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today!