2018 Hyundai Accent vs. 2018 Kia Rio

Modern subcompact vehicles are now offering features only found in expensive luxurious cars. The Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio are now packed with the latest technology and both cars have strong value propositions to lure used car buyers into buying new vehicles. In as much as these two vehicles stand out in their class, only one of these redesigned cars is the better bang for your buck. Over the years, Hyundai has been working tirelessly to include the latest technology innovations in their car models and the Accent has come a long way to become one of the best subcompact cars in its class. The Kia Rio is a close rival to the Accent. However, the 2018 Hyundai accent still manages to stay on top. Let’s take a closer look at the two cars to find out why the 2018 Hyundai Accent is better than the 2018 Kia Rio.

Design & Style

Both the 2018 Rio and 2018 Accent have plenty of interior space despite their small size. However, the 2018 Accent offers more flexibility in terms of cargo space and leg room than the 2018 Rio. This is particularly very useful for when one needs to carry large items. The Accent makes the perfect car model for a family car and people looking for roomier cars which they can use for weekend expeditions.

Additionally, the 2018 Accent has a fluidic sculpture design and has an attractive exterior free of awkward angles unlike the Rio. The Rio has a more restrained exterior design. When it comes to ride comfort, the accent has 17-inch tires that give drivers and passengers better ride comfort while the Rio has 15-inch tires.

Technology & Safety

Both the Accent and Rio have excellent safety features and they are highly rated by the NHTSA. The Accent offers automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning meaning that this vehicle is able to give you an extra set of eyes to keep you from rear-ending another car in city traffic. The 2018 Accent stays ahead of competition when it comes to technology. The Rio is no match to the Accent which offers top tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which can be played on the standard 7.0-inch touchscreen.


Both the Kia Rio and the Hyundai Accent use a torque of 1.6L I-4 rated at 130 HP and 119-lb-ft. You can pair the engine of the 2018 Hyundai Accent to an optional 6-speed automatic or a standard 6-speed manual to get your car to be more responsive.

The Bottom Line

Every modern driver knows better than relying on exterior looks when buying a car. If you are looking for a classy car equipped with modern technology, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is the better choice. It offers more value, power and efficiency than the 2018 Kia Rio

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.