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Model
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2014. - 2019.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2015.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4021 mm
1736 mm
1479 mm
280 liters
1090 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4045 mm
1720 mm
1455 mm
288 liters
923 liters
43 liters
2014 Opel Corsa
2011 KIA Rio

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
90 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Hyundai
1.1 U-Line
Diesel
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1120 cc
75 hp
153 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1099 kg
11.9 s
182 km/h
3.7 l/100km
3.0 l/100km
3.2 l/100km
85 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1055 kg
15.5 s
159 km/h
3.5 l/100km
3.0 l/100km
3.2 l/100km
85 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1099 kg
13.5 s
182 km/h
3.4 l/100km
3.0 l/100km
3.1 l/100km
82 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
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Expenses

4700 EUR
Price from
5000 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. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 75hp engine designed by Hyundai.

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 KIA being a slightly better choice apparently. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the KIA badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Corsa as average reliability-wise, and Rio is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 182 kilometers per hour, 23km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (88 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

KIA 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, the Korean car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Opel outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Opel. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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