A 2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Hyundai Accent

The Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent are two of the most affordable subcompact sedans on the market, but after the Rio's most recent redesign, you may be wondering which is the better choice for your needs. To help you find the perfect new car for your budget, our team of product specialists has put together this comparison of the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Hyundai Accent sedans. To learn more about the Rio on its own or against other models, make sure to read our other research pages.

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Hyundai Accent: Engine Specs and Handling

The Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent are powered by similar four-cylinder engines, so they have equal horsepower and fuel economy ratings. However, the Kia Rio has a smoother ride that you will notice immediately when you get behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive at our dealership in Springfield, MO to see for yourself.


1.5L I4


128 HP


113 lb.-ft.


6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic

Combined City/Highway Fuel Economy

32 MPG

The interior of the Kia Rio

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Hyundai Accent: Interior and Exterior Features

The Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent are subcompact four-door sedans with seating for five. Of the two, the new 2018 Kia Rio has a more streamlined, refined appearance in addition to several more features that offer comfort and convenience to passengers.

  • The Kia Rio comes standard with automatic headlights, while the Hyundai Accent does not
  • The Kia Rio has wider seats than the Hyundai Accent, so passengers can sit more comfortably
  • The Kia Rio is available with a partial leather interior, while the Hyundai Accent only offers cloth upholstery
  • The Rio is full of small convenient features like a sunglasses holder, illuminated vanity mirrors, an illuminated glove box, and a parcel shelf

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Hyundai Accent: Pricing & Incentives

The 2018 Hyundai Accent starts at $14,995 MSRP, while the new 2018 Kia Rio subcompact sedan starts at just $13,900 MSRP. The Kia Rio is more affordable straight off the bat, and according to Edmunds.com 5-Year Ownership Cost predictions, the Rio will also cost less to finance and will depreciate more slowly than the Hyundai Accent.

Our dealership offers exciting new Hyundai lease offers and finance incentives each month to make the decision to drive home in a new Kia Rio even easier. To see how you can save money on the new sedan you need, browse this month's deals and act before they are gone!

A red 2018 Kia Rio

Take Home the New Kia Rio from Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO

If you know that the new 2018 Kia Rio is the right car for you, get in touch with a product specialist at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO today by email or by calling (866) 825-9532! We will set you up with the model of your choice for a price you'll love.

Two Kia Rio's parked on a track

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