A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Rio.

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Kia Rio

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Kia Rio
Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More) X
Serra Platinum Package (Learn More) X
Toyota Care X
Toyota Safety Sense X
1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Std. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
139/126 Horsepower/Torque 120/112
CVT Base Transmission CVT
30/38 Base Fuel Economy 33/41

Few industries move as quickly to adapt to customer requests as the automotive industry. Regardless of anything else happening in the variety of vehicle classes available at dealerships like Toyota of Decatur, the humble Toyota Corolla continues its reign as the best-selling nameplate in automotive history. The manufacturer has completely redesigned the Corolla for the 2020 model year which has drawn quite a bit of praise from independent reviews. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Rio will provide potential buyers with a very clear picture of why the Corolla has been so successful over the last 40-plus years. The 2020 Corolla demonstrates several important advantages over its Kia rival including performance output and proportional fuel economy scores. You can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 256-274-4354.

One of the areas where the 2020 Corolla earned some of the most vociferous praise from independent reviews was its long list of standard equipment. All versions of the 2020 Toyota Corolla will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa. The 2020 Kia Rio offers a similar system with similar capabilities, but it cannot connect to the popular Amazon digital home assistant. Toyota has also equipped every available 2020 Corolla sedan with a full suite of its Toyota Safety Sense systems. Owners of the 2020 Rio will need to buy an optional equipment package to get this capability. Additionally, the 2020 Corolla offers a more upscale experience than the competing 2020 Rio. Independent reviews have pointed out the interior of the Corolla uses better materials than the Rio.

Performance Specs and Fuel Economy


Toyota of Decatur customers who are interested in the 2020 Corolla will have two powertrain options to consider. The L, LE and XLE models will have a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make up to 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. Owners can expect these versions of the Corolla to be able to achieve as much as 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The SE and XSE models will use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. SE trims can be equipped with a CVT or six-speed automatic transmission. Both of these Corolla versions will be able to produce 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the 2020 Corolla with the 2.0-liter engine will be able to record up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

The 2020 Kia Rio will only be available with a single powertrain, a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a CVT. It will produce up to 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. Even though the 2020 Rio makes significantly less power than the Corolla, it offers very similar fuel economy scores.

2020 Toyota Corolla Front View of Metallic Exterior
2020 Toyota Corolla Side View of Front Cabin
2020 Toyota Corolla Rear View of Metallic Exterior
2020 Toyota Corolla Side View of Metallic Exterior

 

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