2016 Hyundai Accent vs 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Hyundai Accent

2016 Hyundai Accent
2016 Kia Rio

2016 Kia Rio

If you’re shopping for a compact economy car, but can’t decide which is right for you, we’re here to help. Our experts have compared our Number One Rated 2016 Hyundai Accent with a competitor, the 2016 Kia Rio. Take a look to see how they stack up, then stop by AutoMax Hyundai of Norman to see how the all-new 2016 Hyundai Accent fits your busy Norman and Moore commute.


The Hyundai is engineered to keep drivers safer, thanks to both advanced features and superior engineering:

  • 2016 Hyundai Accent The Hyundai Accent is equipped with Active Head Restrains to help lessen the force of a rear impact, helping to prevent neck, head, and back injuries. This feature, as well as its innovative design, helped the Accent to score a 5-star rating in both front impact and side barrier collision testing done by the NHTSA.
  • 2016 Kia Rio The Rio is not equipped with Active Head Restraints, making it more likely that the driver and front passengers will receive serious neck injuries in a rear-end collision. This lack, among others, contributed to the lower 4-star ratings the Rio received in NHTSA front-impact and side barrier testing.


The Accent has better acceleration and handling than the Rio, as demonstrated in recent Motor Trend testing:

  • 2016 Hyundai Accent The Accent’s 4-cylinder engine is capable of accelerating from 0-60 MPH in just 7.8-seconds and, thanks to Hyundai’s standard Brake Assist system, which applies additional force during emergency braking situations, can be brought to a complete stop from 60 MPH in just 116 feet.
  • 2016 Kia Rio The Kia Rio’s 4-cylinder engine requires 8.2 seconds to come to highway speeds from a dead stop, which could be a significant lag under heavy traffic conditions. The Kia cannot be equipped with a Brake Assist feature, making the brakes less effective in an emergency. In recent testing, the Rio required 135 feet to come to a stop from 60 MPH, a difference of 19 feet more than the Hyundai.


Not only does the Hyundai Accent hatchback provide drivers with an additional 2.2-inches more rear legroom than they can expect from the Kia Rio; it offers better creature comforts as well:

  • 2016 Hyundai Accent The Hyundai Accent hatchback delivers 21.2 cubic feet of rear cargo space behind the rear seats, leaving plenty of room for bags and parcels. The Accent also provides drivers with standard power windows and door locks, making safety and security as convenient as pressing a button.
  • 2016 Kia Rio The Kia Rio hatchback delivers just 15 cubic feet of rear cargo space behind the backseat, making it more difficult to fit all of your groceries or packages. And, if you want power windows or doors on your Rio, you’ll have to pay extra; they aren’t a standard feature.

Test-Drive the 2016 Hyundai Accent Near Norman and Moore Today

Get behind the wheel of a 2016 Hyundai Accent at your Norman and Moore Hyundai leader. Contact AutoMax Hyundai of Norman at (888) 974-8847, or stop by our showroom at 551 N. Interstate Dr. in Norman, OK to learn more today.