Compare 2012 Honda Fit vs 2012 Kia Rio

2012 Honda Fit
2012 Kia Rio
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport w/Navi 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,701
$15,535

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,125
$16,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$269 / month
$272 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Station Wagon Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.3 51.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 53.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.8 88.4

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

51.3 52.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 43.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.5 52.1

Second Leg Room (in)

34.5 31.1

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

58.7 59.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

161.6 171.9

Height, Overall (in)

60.0 57.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.1 60.0

Wheelbase (in)

98.4 101.2

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.7 67.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

20.6 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

57.3 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 13.7

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 10.3 x 0.4

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 x - TBD - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.6 11.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

12.7 15.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.4 34.5

Steering Type

Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.48 2.8

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P175/65SR15 P185/65R15

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P175/65SR15 P185/65R15

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)

2577 2403

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

5.1 6.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

106 @ 4800 123 @ 4850

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.5L/91 1.6L/97

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

117 @ 6600 138 @ 6300

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 31

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.83

Trans Type

5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.55 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.96 3.44

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.68 2.72

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.56 3.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.00 4.40

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Fit Kia Rio

Body Style

5 Door Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.87 0.79

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.0 5.9

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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