Comparison - Kia Rio EX 2018 - vs - Hyundai Elantra Sport 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
18,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
23,500
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Currant Red
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Aurora Black
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Deep Sea Blue
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Phantom Gray
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Silky Silver
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Clear White
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Color: 
Scarlet Red
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Ceramic White
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Galactic Gray
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Intense Blue
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Symphony Silver
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Phantom Black
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.

Pros
Quieter cabin
Composed ride compared to outgoing model
Cleaner lines, especially on hatchback

Cons
Pricey for its class
Base version isn’t well-equipped
Tapped and sapped at highway speeds
Conservative style

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Rio ranked #2 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Kia Rio has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 10 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly infotainment systems
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Nimble handling
Superb predicted reliability rating

Cons
Power windows and cruise control aren't standard features
No available navigation system

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Solid build,
compliant ride,
spacious front seat.

Cons
Manual transmission limited to base trim,
dearth of rear legroom,
no navigation option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra delivers good handling and a lot of value for the money.

Pros
Sharp styling updates
Good value for money
Strong turbo engines
Elantra GT’s space and pace
Good fuel economy

Cons
Sedan’s less fun, especially without turbo
SE lacks safety tech
Clunky shifts in Eco
Some cheap touches in sedan

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Variety and value are the main ingredients in the 2019 Hyundai Elantra's appeal. Three available engines and six configurations mean it's easy to find an Elantra to suit your needs, whether that's you're focused on fuel economy or just something fun to drive. As for value, the Elantra doesn't deal in subtlety.

Pros
Offers broad range of technology and safety features
Comfortable ride
Quiet cabin with simple, intuitive controls
Offers one of the best warranties in its segment

Cons
Seven-speed automatic can be clunky at low speeds
Lackluster performance from base 2.0-liter engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
37.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.60L
Torque: 
119ft-lbs
at 4 850rpm
195ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
130hp
at 6 300rpm
201hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
33.50Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.60in
179.90in
Width: 
67.90in
70.90in
Height: 
57.10in
56.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.60in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
53.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.70cu.ft
14.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2714.00lbs
3109.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
15 X 5.5
18 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
185.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R15
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
DRUM
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
EX Launch Edition
Option Package 01
Cargo Package
Winter Weather Package
Sport Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
EC Mirror Compass And Homelink
Carpeted Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Trunk Hook
Interior Light Kit
EC Mirror
EC Mirror W/Homelink And Blue Link

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
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