2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Hyundai Accent base and hatchback models Friendly Kia New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL
2016 Kia Rio 2016 Hyundai Accent
$12,365 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price (Sedan) $14,951 (The Competition)
$12,465 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price (Hatchback) $16,645 (The Competition)
138 / 123 Horsepower / Torque 137 / 123
27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway Miles Per Gallon 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway
49.8 cubic feet Hatchback Cargo Room 47.5 cubic feet

2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Hyundai Accent

2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Hyundai Accent base and hatchback models Friendly Kia New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL

Here we have two subcompact vehicles, the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Hyundai Accent. You'll find they are both available at a nice price and will give you the handling you desire from a smaller vehicle, but the 2016 Kia Rio has more options and fun features than the 2016 Hyundai Accent. For starters, the Kia Rio is available in LX, EX and SX trim options for its sedan and also for its 5-Door hatchback model, for six total. The Hyundai Accent is only available in three total model trims, SE Sedan, SE Hatchback and Sport Hatchback.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs so hard that football fans call it "Beast Mode." The 2016 Kia Rio is so enjoyable, you might as well call it "Fun Mode." There's more options to enjoy on the inside with the Rio than you will get with the Hyundai Accent. And there's more functional assets to the Rio than the Accent, as well.

Climb into the cars and you'll find the 2016 Kia Rio has great audio features like the SiriusXM Satellite Audio System, which is standard in all models, and six speakers for a surround-sound experience in the EX and SX trims (base models come with four speakers). But you can't have all that fun without a little practicality, such as the Rio's push-button start with smart key and its voice-command navigation, which are both available in its SX model trims, and its standard active Eco System, which will ensure you get maximum fuel efficiency. The Rio also has a rear camera display, which is optional in the EX trim and standard in the SX trim, to prevent accidents when you're backing out. The Hyundai Accent has an small edge because six speakers are standard for all models, but it does not even compare with the breadth of interior features the Rio has, as it lacks a rear camera and its Eco System is only optional for models, to name a few drawbacks to the Accent.

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Advantages of the 2016 Kia Rio

Then let's consider the price of the vehicle. A base 2016 Kia Rio subcompact is more affordable, with a savings of a couple thousand dollars with Friendly Kia's VIP pricing compared to the base 2016 Hyundai Accent. The hatchback Kia Rio 5-Door models start at $12,465 at Friendly Kia, which is a major savings (about 25 percent) compared to the competitor's current pricing for an Accent Sport Hatchback at about $16,645. Plus, you will enjoy more bells and whistles in the Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback to give you even more value. A few of the extras you'll enjoy in either a Kia Rio sedan or 5-Door hatchback are solar control glass to reduce the heat that gets into your car and a rear spoiler for a hearty dollop of sporty fun.

Let's not forget that the Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback models have 49.8 cubic feet of space for cargo with the rear seats down, which tops the Hyundai Accent's 47.5 cubic feet for its hatchback models. That's 17 additional gallons of coffee or luggage you can stow in the Kia Rio hatchback.

We have several Kia Rios and Kia Rio 5-Door hatchbacks available on our lot, so check one out today and set your phasers to fun. Every car you buy at Friendly Kia will get lifetime free car washes on-site at the dealership. We also have an exchange program for the neighboring four counties where if your Kia needs servicing we'll drive to your home to drop off a loaner car while we perform repairs. And no need to leave your dog at home; they are welcome on the lot. So come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater and Trinity, less than 40 miles from Tampa and St. Petersburg, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Hyundai Accent base and hatchback models Friendly Kia New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL