|2016 Honda Fit||2016 Kia Rio|
|130 horsepower 1.5L 4-cylinder||Engine||138 horsepower 1.6L 4-cylinder|
|41 MPG highway with CVT*||EPA Gas Mileage Ratings*||Up to 27 MPG city/37 MPG highway|
|39.3"||Back Seat Legroom||31.1"|
|16.6 cubic feet w/ seats up, 52.7 cubic feet w/ seats down||Cargo Space||15 cubic feet w/ seats up, 49.8 cubic feet w/ seats down|
2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Rio
Small hatchbacks like the Honda Fit and the Kia Rio are great for lots of drivers. Their budget-friendly pricing and fuel efficiency make them attractive to students and first-time buyers, and their size and maneuverability make them ideal for the city. And these days, even the most affordable cars come with all the essential modern conveniences – both the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Honda Fit include advanced audio systems, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and more. So the decision between the 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Rio really comes down to the basics: performance, efficiency, and space.
As far as performance goes, the two hatchbacks are fairly evenly matched. Both use small 4-cylinder engines; they're not speed demons, but both the Rio's 138 horsepower and the Fit's 130 feel powerful enough to handle quick highway acceleration with ease and finesse. The 2016 Honda Fit is available with a manual transmission or a CVT. Thanks to the CVT's fuel-saving properties, the Honda Fit wins on gas mileage: the Fit LX with CVT can achieve 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway.* At only 27 MPG city/37 MPG highway, the 2016 Kia Rio can't match it.
Versatility and Space
Interior space is the 2016 Honda Fit's true strength. The two cars are almost the same size from the outside, but the Honda Fit's seating and cargo arrangements are much more versatile, and it beats the Kia Rio on almost every measure of passenger and cargo space. The hatch area behind the 2016 Honda Fit's backseat is bigger. So is the total amount of usable space with the seats folded down. Even better, the Honda Fit's unique Magic Seat arrangement lets you take advantage of that space in lots of different ways, depending on what you need to carry. The seats don't just fold forward, they also flip backward and up. This extreme versatility makes the Honda Fit an especially useful choice for small car owners.
The 2016 Kia Rio has a few more inches of legroom for the driver and front seat passenger, but that comes at a steep cost: its backseat is tiny. The 2016 Honda Fit offers a full eight inches of extra backseat room over the Rio, which your taller friends will definitely appreciate.
Interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Fit and its features? Contact the team at Matt Castrucci Honda to schedule your test drive today!
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.