2020 Kia Rio vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The subcompact car segment has gotten a lot more competitive over the last year or so.

The latest Toyota Yaris is tough to beat thanks to its spirited Mazda underpinnings and good safety gear.

The redesigned Nissan Versa mostly has a bucks-up feel and is available with some luxurious options that have made us forget about the dour outgoing model entirely.

Honda’s Fit is starting to show its age, but its flexible interior and good handling remain solidly intact.

Don’t dismiss the Chevrolet Sonic, though do be aware that resale values may not be good in the long run since the littlest Chevy’s days are numbered.

The Hyundai Accent is a kissing cousin to the Rio, and it comes with a few more features for a slightly higher price.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Kia Rio is a small car with a quality feel.
The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic looks and drives younger than its age, and still offers value and a pinch of fun.
The 2020 Honda Fit is a versatile and relatively fun hatchback with impressive features and capability.
The 2020 Hyundai Accent is about as basic as new cars get, and that’s where its appeal lies.
The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns as a complement to the subcompact sedan.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
LX IVT4-Door Sedan LSLX ManualSE Sedan ManualS ManualL Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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