2018 Hyundai Accent vs 2018 Kia Rio Comparison for Rosemont, IL
Customers in the Rosemont, IL area may consider the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the 2018 Kia Rio for their next compact car purchase. Both vehicles have a comparable EPA combined rating of 32 mpg in the base model and an identical 11.9-gallon fuel capacity. But the base model for the 2018 Hyundai Accent has more features as well as styling than the 2018 Kia Rio, making it the preferred vehicle by customers looking for a new compact vehicle to meet their transportation needs.
The engine for the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio are very similar to each other, which result in the same fuel rating. The engine in both vehicles is:
- 4 cylinder
- 1.6L engine
- 16 valve
- 6-speed automatic transmission
The driving performance of the Accent and Rio is also very similar to one another. For instance, they both have:
- Motor Driven Power Steering Systems
- Front Wheel Drive
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Optional manual transmission base models
There is a slight difference however in the turning diameter between the two vehicles. The Accent has a turning diameter of 33.46, while the Rio has a turning diameter of 33.5. For most drivers, this small difference is probably not very noticeable, but it does mean that the Accent is more nimble when driving on the road compared to the Rio.
The interior of the Accent features a number of specifications that are not available in the base model of the Rio. These features make the ride more enjoyable for all passengers, including:
- Standard 40/60 folding split rear seat (only an upgrade option in the Rio)
- Standard cruise control (upgrade option in the Rio)
- Standard power windows with driver auto down (upgrade in the Rio)
Both vehicles though do come standard with a 5-inch touchscreen, and AM/FM/MP3 stereo system. But the number of upgrades needed to make them identical makes the Accent the preferred car for customers.
Financing for any new vehicle purchase is something that should not be taken lightly. Since the cost of the Rio continues to go up, in order to include the same standard features as the Accent, so will the need to finance more in order to purchase the same quality of a vehicle. Add to this the following considerations:
- Currently, identical APR rate offers on both vehicles
- Currently $500 more cash back incentives for the Accent than the Rio
As a result, the cost of the Hyundai in many cases may actually be less than that of the Rio once any additional upgrades or packages are added to the purchase price. Contact our finance experts to discuss whether you should buy the 2018 Hyundai Accent or leasing is a better option for you.
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