Compare 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Honda Fit
2018 Kia Rio
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit EX CVT 31 36 $18,448 $18,960
Fit EX Manual 29 36 $17,673 $18,160
Fit EX-L CVT 31 36 $19,960 $20,520
Fit EX-L CVT w/Navi 31 36 $20,929 $21,520
Fit LX CVT 33 40 $16,539 $16,990
Fit LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 33 40 $17,508 $17,990
Fit LX Manual 29 36 $15,764 $16,190
Fit Sport CVT 31 36 $17,808 $18,300
Fit Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 36 $18,777 $19,300
Fit Sport Manual 29 36 $17,033 $17,500
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Rio LX Manual 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Rio 5-Door EX Automatic 28 37 $17,915 $18,700
Rio 5-Door LX Automatic 28 37 $14,849 $15,290
Rio 5-Door LX Manual 29 37 $13,949 $14,200
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $15,916 $16,400

2018 Honda Fit vs. 2018 Kia Rio: Compare Cars

Subcompact sedans are no longer the penalty boxes on wheels they once were. Witness the 2018 Kia Rio and the 2018 Honda Fit, two pint-size cars with good room inside, decent fuel economy, and available high-tech features accompanied by price tags that won’t break the bank.

We rate the 2018 Fit just ahead of the 2018 Rio, at 6.0 versus 5.4 out of 10 overall. The Fit noses ahead on account of its roomy, versatile hatchback configuration. The Rio is also offered as a hatch, while a conventional sedan is the far more popular body style.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,448
$17,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,960
$18,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Fit spaces out when it comes to economy-car goodness. New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
161.4 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
60 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58 60
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 101.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/55HR16 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55HR16 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2644 2714
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 15 X 5.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
113 @ 4600 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 6600 130 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 4.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.44 3.06
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.83
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Kia Rio
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
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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