There were some differences, but there are some.
Auto Leto bloggers compared the incomparable – KIA Rio and Hyundai Solaris. Both models are presented in the restyling versions of 2014 and, according to experts, are almost identical. The dimensions of both cars are the same: 4 370 mm of length, 1 700 mm of width and height from the ground of 160 mm.
As far as design is concerned, here bloggers have given Solaris an advantage, since it does not have such rigid and direct forms as Rio's, its appearance is more significant: "A more pleasant design, maybe a little bit more" ;Asian". The boot capacity is better with KIA – it is exactly 500 liters, 35 more than Solaris, but the latter can boast a more advantageous layout, since it can fit 4 full-size spare tires.
"Solaris" equipment fair slightly better than its "brother" – the steering wheel is adjustable for height and height, the finish is of sufficient quality, as for the budget segment, the plastic. Among the negative aspects there are silver panels on the doors, which are quickly scratched.
Experts have noted that the KIA Rio salon is more conceptual, made of clean lines and smooth, but the annoying red lights on the dashboard and multimedia are hitting the eye: "Cut strong, eyes of tires, unpleasant!" However, at the same time, Rio stands out for its equipment: even in the starting configuration there is a leather steering wheel and electric windows.
The dynamic characteristics of both models are the same, with a 6-speed manual transmission worthy of the KIA Rio, that of the Hyundai Solaris. "The choice is hard to do if you do not look at the brand: the cars are absolutely the same Yes, Kia Rio has a more classic and laconic design, but Solaris in the" base "will be cheaper for customers than its competitor!" , Bloggers have finished their review.