The Toyota Corolla is a long-running name in compact sedans. The Japanese automaker has kept bringing the Corolla back year after year and car buyers can’t seem to get enough. The Kia Rio may also be a compact sedan, but it’s a different perspective on the class. The Korean automaker launched the Rio back in 1999, which makes it older than lots of other models, but far younger than the Corolla.
If you want a compact sedan, which one would you choose? Brand loyalty is a big thing for a lot of shoppers, but for those who want to explore the specifications and features, this page is made for them. The chart that follows highlights the differences between the Corolla and the Rio for easy comparison.
Shoppers who choose the Corolla get almost every possible advantage over the Rio. The Rio comes with so few features and options that it doesn’t feel like a complete car next to the Corolla. Every engine option in the Corolla is more powerful than the only engine option available for the Rio. Comfort features like an improved sound system, climate control and improved seat material options make it clear how the Corolla outshines the Rio. Price and fuel efficiency do fall in favor of the Rio, but that is not much for a car that is meant to last a long time.
Other Features Available for the 2020 Toyota Corolla