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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2005. - 2008.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2011.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

3825 mm
1665 mm
1490 mm
254 liters
977 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3990 mm
1695 mm
1470 mm
270 liters
1145 liters
45 liters
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 KIA Rio

Engine

Hyundai
1.4 Kappa
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1399 cc
97 hp
126 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Hyundai
1.4 Kappa
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1399 cc
97 hp
126 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1000 kg
11.2 s
170 km/h
8.1 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
149 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1079 kg
12.3 s
173 km/h
7.9 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
147 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1030 kg
13.9 s
167 km/h
9.2 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
157 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1101 kg
14.5 s
168 km/h
9.9 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
171 g/km

Expenses

1400 EUR
Price from
2400 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Not only that they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style, they are even powered by the same Hyundai-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Rio offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the KIA badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Getz as average reliability-wise, and Rio is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Hyundai is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 170 kilometers per hour, 3km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (45 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Rio offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Hyundai being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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