2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2021 Kia Rio

The 2021 Hyundai Accent features an abundance of passenger space and a user-friendly digital cluster. The subcompact car offers an engaging driving experience while still maintaining an above-average fuel economy rating. If you wish to learn more about the car’s other facilities, check out our comparison article below. We have also compared the Accent to the 2021 Kia Rio for your consideration.

Design & Style

The Hyundai Accent is all about passenger comfort which is apparent through its generous seating space. The car supports up to five people with more than adequate space across both rows. Each seat is comfy and supportive for those smooth rides ahead. The Accent’s interior looks stunning which is surprising due to the car’s highly attractive price range. Though there are some hard plastics seen on its cabin surfaces, the car still looks stylish and up to standards.

The Kia Rio has a cabin that is up to standards but displays nothing too fancy. It can seat up to five people on comfy seats that come with ample support. Leg- and headroom are also aplenty but the back row could use more space especially for adults. The car’s interior looks attractive and well-built but there are plenty of hard plastics which do not look lavish.

Technology & Safety

The Hyundai Accent comes loaded with an array of tech devices that includes 4 speakers, a 5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and 1 USB port. Safety tech of the car is comprised of a rearview camera, forward collision warning, and auto emergency brakes.

The Kia Rio is equipped with technological advances such as 6 speakers, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, 1 USB port, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto. The Rio only comes with a rearview camera as its safety feature with several others being made available as optional upgrades that come with additional costs.


The Hyundai Accent can put out 120 hp from a 4-cylinder engine that fetches 29 mpg and 39 mpg of gas mileage for city and highway travels.

The Kia Rio is able to make 120 hp through its base engine with 4 cylinders. The car can fetch a gas mileage of 33 mpg / 41 mpg for city / highway.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Hyundai Accent is a solid choice of a subcompact car. Its passenger space is ample and its infotainment system is easy to use. The car promises a smooth ride each time regardless of external elements. Its interior is just as appealing with a style that looks chic and stylish.

The Kia Rio is a noisy car to drive when you are accelerating due to its lack of cabin insulation. Its space is also rather limited inside with a back row that is cramped.

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