2013 Hyundai Accent vs 2013 Kia Rio

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hyundai accent vs kia rio

Due to consumer demand for fuel-efficient cars in recent years, increasing sales of subcompact cars have made it the fastest growing segment in America. In addition to fuel efficiency, these hot-selling cars are presently offering consumers more than ever before in order to keep themselves a step ahead of their competition. Now, you can get ample interior volume, a sculpted exterior body and extensive warranty coverage. So, which one is the best? Uncover the victor side-by-side comparison: Hyundai Accent vs Kia Rio.

Hyundai Accent vs Kia Rio


2013 Hyundai Accent
If you have passengers in tow, the Hyundai Accent is the better choice because it offers them more space. Stretch out in the Accent with more than two inches of extra leg space than you’ll find in the Rio. There’s more headroom, too!
2013 Kia Rio

Though the Rio seats up to five, backseat passengers may feel a bit cramped, which can make long road trips seem even longer. The Rio has just 31.1 inches of rear legroom, compared to the 33.33 inches that the Accent offers.


2013 Hyundai Accent

The Accent is endowed with style not typically expected of a subcompact. Featuring Hyundai’s signature Fluidic Sculpture design theme, the Accent is crafted with a bold rear bumper and flowing lines. You won’t find striking details like this in other cars in this segment.

2013 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is a pretty little subcompact, but it doesn’t feature the fine points of the Hyundai Accent. The Rio has a prominent new grill but a rather plain exterior body with very little contouring, at least in comparison to the Accent.


Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty

2013 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai delivers 10 year/100,000 miles of powertrain warranty as well as a 5 year/60,000 mile limited warranty which covers most of the other Accent parts. Wherever you go in your new subcompact, Hyundai takes you further than Kia with 5 year/unlimited miles 24-Hour Roadside Assistance service.
2013 Kia Rio
Like Hyundai, Kia provides a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, plus a 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty for the Rio. However, Kia’s 5-Year 24 Roadside Assistance ends at 60,000 miles whereas Hyundai’s Roadside Assistance has no mileage limitations.


Which of these small cars offers the biggest value, the Accent or the Rio? We want to know what you think! Leave a comment below and let us us know your thoughts.

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