Compare 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Rio

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

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
$15,764
$13,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,190
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$232 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.7 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 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)
39.5 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
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
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 Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60TR15 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60TR15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2522 2648
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4600 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6600 130 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.77
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.29
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.04
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Kia Rio
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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