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2021 Kia Rio Hatchback vs. 2021 Kia Rio Sedan

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback vs. 2021 Kia Rio Sedan
2021 Kia Rio Hatchback


2021 Kia Rio Sedan
$16,990 MSRP


$16,050 MSRP

Trim Levels




Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology

1.6L, Inline 4-cylinder


1.6L, Inline 4-cylinder

Are you in the market for an ultra-affordable automobile that offers strong performance and an abundance of style? Luckily, budget-friendly options are available in abundance when you shop with Kia, so you won’t have to make any sacrifices. Today, we’ll be looking at the Kia Rio Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Sedan. While both the Kia Rio 5-Door and sedan options offer incredibly similar features, they tend to suit slightly different Harvey drivers. So, read on below to find out which new Kia Rio option meets your needs!

Kia Rio Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Sedan: Price

Along with offering a friendly price, the Kia Rio lineup reigns in the bloated offering that many other makers produce to deliver options you can truly appreciate. If you’re keen on the look of the Kia Rio 5-Door for your Marrero commute, you’ll have one trim to consider. If the sedan matches your sensibilities, you can select one of two available trims. Take a look at the 2021 Kia Rio prices here:

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback:

  • 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door S: $16,990 MSRP

2021 Kia Rio Sedan:

  • 2021 Kia Rio LX: $16,050 MSRP
  • 2021 Kia Rio S: $16,690 MSRP

Kia Rio Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Sedan: Performance and Efficiency

In addition to providing similar price points, the Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback and Kia Rio Sedan serve up nearly identical performance capabilities. That means you can select the model that offers the look and feel you crave without worrying about losing out on engine performance or fuel efficiency. No matter which 2021 Kia Rio model you select, you can enjoy the following capabilities:

  • Engine: 1.6L, Inline 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 120 hp
  • Torque: 112 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
  • EPA MPG (City/Highway/Combined): 33/41/36
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.9 gallons

Kia Rio Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Sedan: Dimensions

The biggest divergence between what these two models have to offer is the dimensions. The Kia Rio 5-Door is slightly shorter than the sedan, making it perfect for snagging tight parking spots. However, the hatchback design of the Kia Rio 5-Door allows it to provide a bit more cargo space. So, your need for cargo and passenger room may be the biggest factor that pushes you towards the sedan or hatchback. Explore the 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door vs. 2021 Kia Rio Sedan dimensions here:

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback:

  • Length: 160 inches
  • Width: 67.9 inches
  • Height: 57.1 inches
  • Headroom: Front / Rear: 38.9/ 38.0 inches
  • Legroom: Front / Rear: 42.1/ 33.5 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 90.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: Rear Seat Upright: 17.4 cubic feet

2021 Kia Rio Sedan:

  • Length: 172.6 inches
  • Width: 67.9 inches
  • Height: 57.1 inches
  • Headroom: Front / Rear: 38.9/ 37.4 inches
  • Legroom: Front / Rear: 42.1/ 33.5 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 89.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: Rear Seat Upright: 13.7 cubic feet

Kia Rio Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Sedan: Safety

Each new Kia model is known for offering exceptional longevity and advanced safety features. This rings true for both the Kia Rio Hatchback and Kia Rio Sedan for 2021. The Kia Rio 5-Door offers more advanced Kia Drive Wise Assistance technology standard, but an upgrade on the sedan to reach those features comes at a nearly identical price. Examine the Kia Drive Wise safety specs offered on the 2021 Kia Rio lineup:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Rear-Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • And more!

Find Your New Ride in Harvey!

Whether you prefer the Kia Rio Sedan or the Kia Rio 5-Door grabs your attention, you’re guaranteed to find a great deal when you shop with Ray Brandt Kia. Our finance pros have endless experience working with drivers from all over the New Orleans-area and can assist you with your purchase. If you have any lingering questions about either of these incredible options, contact us today to learn more!

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