2018 Hyundai Accent vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 hyundai accent and 2018 kia rio side by side

The Hyundai Accent offers Denver-area drivers an affordable and capable sedan that is stylish, comfortable and fuel efficient.

The new 2018 Hyundai Accent is a compact sedan that offers seating for five passengers, an impressive amount of passenger volume and cargo space, a number of high-tech standard and available features and so much more. The Accent features new LED lighting, proximity push-button start and more!

Take a closer look at the base models of the Accent and the popular Kia Rio compared in the box below, and keep reading to look at how the higher trim levels of the two sedans compare.

2018 Hyundai Accent SE


2018 Kia Rio LX

$14,995 Starting MSRP $13,900
Standard Power Windows Not available
Standard Cruise Control Not available
Available on SEL and Limited

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity

Only available on EX

2018 Hyundai Accent Golden CO

Both the Accent and the Rio are fitted with a 1.6-liter I-4 engine with the choice of either a manual or an automatic transmission. Both also offer an output of 130-horsepower with about the same fuel economy.

The 2018 Accent and Rio are both available in three trim levels, and this is where we see the big differences between the two models. One of the most popular available features shoppers are looking for is Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity. And while the Rio offers this feature, it is only available on the highest trim level. With the Accent, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity is standard on SEL and Limited trim levels and is paired with a seven-inch touchscreen that is larger than the Rio's touchscreen.

Other premium features you won't find on the Rio that are included on Accent Limited models include LED lighting, heated seats, keyless entry/push-button start and more.

Also noticeable is the Hyundai's premium and sporty style. The athletic sedan has a sophisticated style that is bold and unique, compared to the traditional sedan styling of the Kia Rio.

Schedule a test drive of a new 2018 Hyundai Accent at Planet Hyundai of Golden, CO!