Compare 2008 Kia Rio vs 2008 Honda Fit

2008 Kia Rio
2008 Honda Fit
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,465
$13,467
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,890
$13,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$182 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit. The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 50.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 51.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 90.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 157.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.7 34.3
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2365 2432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/- TBD - 1.5L/91.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 109 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.32
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 5-Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Honda Fit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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