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2009 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 Kia RIO

To start off, 2013 Kia RIO is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Hyundai Genesis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Hyundai Genesis would be higher. At 4,627 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hyundai Genesis (375 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 239 more horse power than 2013 Kia RIO. (136 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Genesis should accelerate faster than 2013 Kia RIO.

Because 2009 Hyundai Genesis is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Hyundai Genesis. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Kia RIO, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Hyundai Genesis (452 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 285 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Kia RIO. (167 Nm @ 4850 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Genesis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Kia RIO. 2009 Hyundai Genesis has automatic transmission and 2013 Kia RIO has manual transmission. 2013 Kia RIO will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Hyundai Genesis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hyundai Genesis 2013 Kia RIO
Make Hyundai Kia
Model Genesis RIO
Year Released 2009 2013
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4627 cc 1600 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 375 HP 136 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 452 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4850 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4980 mm 4045 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1455 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 4.9 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 77 L 43 L


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