If you’re shopping for a subcompact car that offers efficiency, easy-to-park driving dynamics, and an affordable starting price, you might be considering the 2016 Kia Rio. But does it give you the standard features and value you need, or does the 2016 Honda Fit come out ahead? Read on.
Features and Options
The Honda Fit and the Kia Rio are both affordable options for drivers in the Hampton Roads area. Of course, it’s not all about base price—you want to get the most for your money. Most of the time when car shoppers look for a new car, they want not just the lowest-priced vehicle but the one that offers the best value. In this match-up, that’s the Honda Fit. Take a look at the standard equipment offered in the Honda Fit that is not standard in the Kia Rio:
- Power windows
- Power door locks
- Cruise control
- Map lights
- Rearview camera
- Telescopically adjusting steering wheel
- Multifunction remote for lock/unlock and alarm
- Second-row folding and reclining bench seats
- Stereo antitheft system
- Under-seat storage
- Remote keyless entry
The Honda is clearly the better-equipped model compared to the Kia Rio. It also has some key advantages that make it a better value. The Honda Fit offers more cargo volume, at 52.7 cubic feet maximum, compared to 49.8 cubic feet total in the Kia Rio. The Honda Fit LX CVT offers up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined,* while the Rio only earns 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.
Visit Hampton Road Honda Dealers to Find the Fit
If you’re looking to upgrade your small car, then the Honda Fit clearly offers more than you get with the Kia Rio standard features. See for yourself with a test drive of the Honda Fit at your local Hampton Roads Honda Dealer.
*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.