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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 Kia Rio
LX FWD
MSRP
$15,850
Invoice
$15,382
Average Price Paid
$15,407
1,354 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
MSRP
$19,925
Invoice
$18,830
Average Price Paid
$17,999
687 listings nationwide

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

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Fair Price
$15,904
Good Price
$14,726
Great Price
$14,053
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Fair Price
$18,849
Good Price
$17,056
Great Price
$16,031

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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 ...

2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
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Specs

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
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Torque
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10.7:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.17 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 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 42.1 in 42 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 34.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 825 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.6 in 182.3 in
Width 67.9 in 70.1 in
Height 57.1 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Celestite
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)

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