Compare 2012 Kia Rio vs 2012 Honda Fit

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Honda Fit
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,145
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,400
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 90.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 161.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 20.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 57.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 10.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front 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)
2403 2496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.30
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.87
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Honda Fit
Body Style
Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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