2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Hyundai Accent

You might not expect a lot from a subcompact, but you'd be wrong. Sure, there's some models out there that are fragile flowers, with around 100 horsepower and a curb weight just north of a feather. But the 2017 Kia Rio and the 2017 Hyundai Accent offer more punch, power and performance than what you might expect from the small, affordable subcompact class. We'll do a comparison to find the ultimate in a vehicle class that is ideal for city driving, long trips or college students.

Before we go any further, let's just get this out of the way: The 2017 Kia Rio is available for prices as low as $12,765 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, which is a 10 percent reduction in price from the competition's asking price which is north of $14,000. And while you can save more than a thousand on the 2017 Rio, you also get superior transmission options and performance, with 138 HP for all three available transmissions – six-speed automatic, six-speed manual and Idle Stop and Go (ISG) with Eco Package. The 2017 Accent has both of the six-speed transmissions but not the ISG Package which helps optimize fuel efficiency, and it also has a downturn in performance to 137 HP.

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2017 Kia Rio Vs. 2017 Hyundai Accent
$12,765 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $14,043 (The Competition)
138 Horsepower 137
3 Available Transmissions 2
8 Exterior Color Options 7
33.5 Turning Circle (feet) 34.12
Yes A-Pillar-Mounted Tweeters? No

The Car's Name is Rio: Find One Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

There's many ways you can find additional value and more options in the 2017 Kia Rio when you compare it with the 2017 Hyundai Accent. Take, for example, the 2017 Rio's eight color options (including Signal Red and Midnight Sapphire), which are more than the 2017 Accent's seven. Or check out the turning circle of the two cars: When you're in a tight spot – literally – and you need to find a parking space or make a quick maneuver in gridlock, the 2017 Rio's 33.5-foot curb-to-curb turning radius is superb, and tops the more rigid style of the 2017 Accent and its 34.12-foot turning radius. And while both can come with six speakers for their audio system, only the 2017 Rio has A-pillar-mounted tweeters, for a more immersive concert sound.

Add up all the pros and cons, and the 2017 Rio is the better subcompact. Fortunately, we carry it in stock at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Rio for a test drive and fall in love today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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