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2016 Honda Fit LX vs 2016 Kia Rio 5-Door LX

Honda Fit vs Kia Rio 5-Door

Quality & Value Analysis

If we just look at the price, Honda Fit and Kia Rio should be interchangeable.  Honda Fit is a better bet just looking at price because it has a 56% ALG Residual Value after 36 months, and 42% Residual Value after 60 months.  Kia Rio is 44% Residual Value after 36 months, and 30% after 60 months.  Honda Fit is also more fuel efficient, getting 33mpg City and 41mpg Highway*.  Much better than Kia Rio's 27mpg City/37mpg Highway.  Kia Rio does have a longer warranty, 60 Months/60,000 Miles Basic Warranty, 120 Month/100,000 Powertrain Warranty.  Honda Fit's warranty is 36 Months/36,000 Miles Basic Warranty, 60 Months/60,000 Powertrain Warranty.

Performance & Engineering

Honda Fit has a 1.5 Liter engine, Kia Rio 5-Door has a 1.6 Liter engine.  Both are 4 cylinder Front Wheel Drive DOHC.  Kia has 138 Horsepower @6,300 rpm and 123 Torque @4,850 rpm.  Honda has 130 Horsepower @6,600 rpm and 114 Torque @4,600 rpm.  Kia has a 11.4 Gallon fuel tank, Honda has a 10.6 Gallon fuel tank.

Honda Fit has front Disc brake system and rear Drum brake system.  Kia Rio 5-Door has both front and rear Disc Brakes.  Both vehicles have hill start assist.  Kia Rio has a 33.5 turning diameter, smaller than Honda Fit's 35.1 turning diameter.

Kia Rio 5-Door vs Honda Fit

Safety & Security

Safety is where Honda Fit really shines.  5 Star NHTSA Crash Test and Safety Ratings in everything except Rollover Safety where it got a still impressive 4 stars.  Kia Rio 5-Door gets 5 star ratings in Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.  Rio gets only 4 stars for Driver Crash, Passenger Crash, Front Side crash tests, and Overall, Frontal Crash, Side Barrier, and Rollover safety ratings. Both vehicles have Driver, front passenger, front side, and side curtain airbags.  Both vehicles also have Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, Childproof Door Locks, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff.

Comfort & Convenience

Kia Rio 5-Door and Honda Fit both come standard with Air Conditioning, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Adjustable / Tilt Steering column, Cargo Light, Driver's Vanity Mirror, Rear Window Defroster, 2 Front Power Outlets, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  Honda Fit has many other standard features that are either optional or not available on the Kia Rio 5-door.  Power Windows, Power door Locks, Cruise Control, Map Lights, Rear View Camera, Telescopic Steering Column, Delayed Power Retention, and Multi-Function Remote are a few of those Standard Features.

Honda and Kia both have AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive volume and 4 Speakers.  Kia has surround sound.  Both have CD/MP3 Player, MP3 Player Jack, and Auxiliary Input Audio Jack.  Honda has Stereo Anti-Theft.  Both vehicles have Beverage Holders, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, and Seatback Storage.  Honda Fit has Underseat Storage.  Both vehicles have Rear Wipers, Keyless Entry, Vehicle Theft Deterrent, Folding Side Mirrors, Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Headlights.  Both vehicles have 15 inch Wheels and All-Season Tires.

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*29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L CVT models. 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.

Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).