2008 Kia Rio vs. Its Competition

2008 Kia Rio
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Hyundai Accent four-door is essentially identical to the Kia Rio sedan; the Accent also comes in a hatchback version, as does the Toyota Yaris.

The Chevrolet Aveo is sized and shaped like the Kia Rio and Rio5, but has a slightly better interior.

The Honda Fit is the leader in this class, thanks to a clever folding rear seat, as well as superior fuel economy and crash performance.

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Quick Specs
6.6
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.
5.6
If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.
7.4
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.
6.4
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
5.6
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
MSRP From    
$10,890$11,965$13,950$10,775$11,550
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactSubcompact
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Manual5-Door HB LS5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*3-Door HB Manual (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4dr Sdn5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback3 Door HB Coupe3 Door Hatchback
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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