2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Honda Fit and 2018 Kia Rio with a vs sign

There is an abundance of impressive choices for drivers in search of a subcompact hatchback car. Two options available are the 2018 Honda Fit and the 2018 Kia Rio. Each of these hatchbacks, updated for 2018, deliver a variety of safety, comfort, driver assistance and entertainment features to make commuting safe and enjoyable. These features, in addition to fuel economy and interior space, should be considered when looking at the 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Rio.

The 2018 Honda Fit is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine, while the 2018 Kia Rio offers a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine. The 2018 Fit received an EPA fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon for combined city/highway driving. The 2018 Rio received an EPA rating of 32 miles per gallon for combined city/highway driving.

2018 Honda Fit


2018 Kia Rio

4 Trim Levels 3
31/36/33 miles per gallon* Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)* 28/37/32 miles per gallon
110.4 cubic feet EPA Interior Volume 103.6 cubic feet
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2018 Honda Fit Trim Levels & Technology Features

The 2018 Honda Fit is available in four trim levels, compared to the 2018 Kia Rio’s three. 2018 Fit trim levels include LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. Features at higher trim levels include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, HondaLink support, Pandora compatibility and SiriusXM radio service.

The EX-L model offers the optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, which supports voice recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic and HD Radio. This navigation system provides turn-by-turn directions to a driver’s selected destination.

Other 2018 Honda Fit technology features:

  • Available Honda LaneWatch
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Steering wheel audio controls

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.