2019 Hyundai Accent vs 2019 Kia Rio Boulder Colorado


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Vehicle Overview

For shoppers who are in the market for a new subcompact car, the athletic style and superior value of the 2019 Hyundai Accent may catch your attention. This model has been available since 1994, and its fifth generation was introduced with the 2017 version. Because it seems comparable to the 2019 Kia Rio, you may be torn over your decision. The Rio has been offered since 1999, and it also had a generation update in 2017. Our sales agents at Boulder Hyundai are available to help you compare the 2019 Hyundai Accent vs 2019 Kia Rio by assisting with a test drive soon.

Boulder Colorado - 2019 Hyundai Accent's Overview

Exterior - 2019 Hyundai Accent

An initial comparison of these two models reveals that the Accent for 2019 is available in three trims while the Rio is available in only two options. The Accent's base trim is a couple thousand dollars less than the Rio's base model. The exterior of the Accent has an appealing, rounded profile that creates a sporty yet graceful style. The hood has two prominent character lines while the smooth side panels have uninterrupted contouring. The grille boasts horizontal bars in chrome, and it is flanked by geometrically-angled headlights that wrap sharply to the side. It comes with power adjustable side mirrors at the base level and is available in numerous colors across all three trims. Compared to the Accent's exterior, the Rio's profile is akin to a sedan.

Boulder Colorado - 2019 Hyundai Accent's Exterior

Interior - 2019 Hyundai Accent in/near Boulder Colorado

The cabin space and seating dimensions for these two vehicles is similar, but there are some variations between the interior of the 2019 Hyundai Accent vs 2019 Kia Rio. The Accent for 2019 has a true base model, so its base-level features include air conditioning, manual front seat adjustments, cloth interior available in several colors, a rear window defroster, cruise control, a split-fold rear seatback design, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, audio controls accessible via the steering wheel, power windows in the front and rear, power door locks, a 5-inch color screen for sound system control.

Boulder Colorado - 2019 Hyundai Accent's Interior

Mechanical - Accent specs in/near Boulder

Despite the fact that the 2019 Hyundai Accent is priced well below the 2019 Kia Rio at the base level, they have comparable performance capabilities. In fact, some of the mechanical features found in both vehicles include electric power steering, anti-lock disc brakes, a rear torsion axle with gas shock absorbers, a MacPherson strut suspension in the front and front wheel drive.

Boulder Colorado - 2019 Hyundai Accent's Mechanical
Powertrain - Hyundai Accent specs in/near Boulder Colorado

As you compare the 2019 Hyundai Accent vs 2019 Kia Rio, the powertrains and performance capabilities requires close inspection. Both models have the same powertrain design across all trims. This is a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter powertrain that offers 130 horsepower. The design features direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing. Nos is the time to test the capabilities of the 2019 Hyundai Accent by test driving it at our dealership.

Safety - 2019 Hyundai Accent dealer

Across all trims for both models, similar safety gear is installed to protect you on the road. However, the higher trims of the Accent have a few additional features not found in the Rio. The shared features include traction and stability management systems, electronic stability control, LATCH gear for child safety in the back row, front and rear crumple zones, side and front airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, front seatbelt pretensioners, child safety locks in the back row, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and anti-locking brakes. The additional standard equipment loaded into the Accent's higher trim levels include a blind spot mirror, hill start assist control and forward collision avoidance.


While the 2019 Kia Rio and the Accent have numerous similarities, there are critical differences that make one of these models a superior option. Boulder Hyundai serving Boulder Longmont Loveland maintains a large inventory for you to review during your test drive visit. Make plans to stop by and check out the 2019 Accent soon so that you can complete your comparison of the Rio against the Accent.

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