Compare 2008 Honda Fit vs 2008 Kia Rio

2008 Honda Fit
2008 Kia Rio
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,235
$12,970

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$14,750
$13,665

Monthly Payment Estimate

$246 / month
$228 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. 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.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 29 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 38 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Station Wagon Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

33.7 34.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.0 92.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.6 39.6

Second Hip Room (in)

51.0 50.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.8 53.5

Second Head Room (in)

38.6 37.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

50.6 53.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 42.8

Front Hip Room (in)

51.2 50.8

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.2 66.7

Track Width, Front (in)

57.3 57.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.1

Length, Overall (in)

157.4 166.9

Height, Overall (in)

60.0 57.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

57.1 57.5

Wheelbase (in)

96.5 98.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

41.9 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

21.3 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 11.9

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel NA

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)

7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.8 11.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

12.8 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.3 33.1

Steering Type

Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.41 3.0

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P175/65SR14 P185/65R14

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P175/65SR14 P185/65R14

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2514 2403

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

5.6 6.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - NA

Engine

Displacement

1.5L/91.4 1.6L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

109 @ 5800 110 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPFI - TBD -

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

105 @ 4800 107 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 38

Transmission

Trans Type

5 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.55 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.96 2.18

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.68 1.58

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.56 4.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 0.69

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.00 2.85

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Fit Kia Rio

Body Style

5-Door Hatchback 4dr Sdn

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA MacPherson Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.83 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion beam NA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Macpherson strut Independent

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