Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Rio Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
MSRP
$21,600
Invoice
$20,829
Average Price Paid
$20,393
260 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
MSRP
$15,850
Invoice
$15,382
Average Price Paid
$15,850
1,284 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
Fair Price
$21,069
Good Price
$19,699
Great Price
$18,916
2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Fair Price
$16,475
Good Price
$15,061
Great Price
$14,252

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,062
12 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,432
46 listings nationwide
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3 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Hyundai isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to the compact car segment, where value is of utmost importance. And though a completely redesigned 2021 Elantra is coming soon, the aut...

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The 2020 Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan that competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris. For 2020, it makes big strides in fuel economy. Both LX ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
70
Guru81876 writes:
This is our second Elantra. We traded off the 2016 for the 2020 model. Huge improvements since 2016 model. Mor...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla better.
"The front seats are softer than previous years."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla worse.
"The value edition offers great options for a great price. Compared to the 2020 corolla the cars are real close but the overall value of the Hyundai sways me to it."
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GuruKTKX7 writes:
Awesome experience
Power Ranked 2020 Nissan Sentra worse.
"Horse power"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Nissan Sentra better.
"Ok ok"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Nissan Sentra better.
"Ok"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Nissan Sentra better.
"Spacious"
2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
128 hp @ 5,500 RPM
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
156 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.2:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.82 in x 3.31 in
2.98 in x 3.5 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 4 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 4 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 35.7 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.4 cu ft 13.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,023 lbs --
Exterior
Length 181.9 in 172.6 in
Width 70.9 in 67.9 in
Height 56.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 101.6 in

Available Options

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Calypso Red
  • Fluid Metal
  • Lakeside Blue
  • Machine Gray
  • PORTOFINO Gray
  • Phantom Black
  • Quartz White Pearl
  • Scarlet Red Pearl
  • Symphony Silver
2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver

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