Page Loading

Kia Rio vs. Toyota Corolla

When we compare the Kia Rio to the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Rio has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Rio versus the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Rio is a better car than the Toyota Corolla.

Kia Rio versus Toyota Corolla Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Rio ranges from $14,479 to $20,445 while a used Toyota Corolla from the same model year range is priced between $16,886 to $24,994. For a new model, the Kia Rio's price is between $17,543 and $22,980, with the Toyota Corolla priced between $22,148 and $28,224.

Kia Rio versus Toyota Corolla Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Rio is 8.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Corolla's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Kia Rio being ranked 7 out of 12 Best Small Cars for the Money and the Toyota Corolla being ranked 2 out of 12. Out of 51 Best Small Cars, the Kia Rio is ranked 51 and the Toyota Corolla is ranked 4.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Rio’s base engine makes 120 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla base engine makes 139 horsepower. The Rio is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. The Corolla is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Kia Rio, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Toyota Corolla, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota Corolla has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Corolla has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

See More See Less

2022 Toyota Corolla

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$17,543 - $22,980

Used Asking Price:

$14,479 - $20,445

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,148 - $28,224

Used Asking Price:

$16,886 - $24,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 51
7 / 12
8 / 51
14 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 12
3 / 51
4 / 51
12 / 51
24 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, S

Trim Levels

L, LE, XLE, SE, SE Apex, SE Nightshade Edition, XSE, XSE Apex

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

120 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

112 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.043 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

126 foot-lbs @ 3900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.048 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 41 / 36

Range (city/hwy):

393 / 488 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.7 inches

Cargo Space:

13.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

88.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2767 lbs

Width:

67.9 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

172.6 inches

Wheelbase:

101.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2910 lbs

Width:

70.1 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 5.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P185/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P195/65R15