2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Honda Fit

Finding the perfect car is never easy, especially if you are considering a compact vehicle. Kia and Honda both make a lot of great models, but let’s see how the two of them compare with our 2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Honda Fit comparison. We will talk about price, performance, features and more. Your search for the perfect compact may be coming to an end.

Though the Honda Fit is a hatchback, it is still cross-shopped against the Kia Rio sedan quite often. The Fit only comes as a hatchback, but the Rio also has a hatchback model available known as the Rio 5-Door which still has a lower price-point than the Honda Fit and includes many of the same Rio features that we will be using for this comparison. Just keep that in mind if hatchback was the direction you were leaning.

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2017 Kia Rio VS 2017 Honda Fit
$14,165 Starting MSRP $16,090
138 Horsepower 130
43.8” Front Legroom 41.4”
Standard Power Heated Mirrors Available

How does the Kia Rio compare to the Honda Fit?

That price is a huge deal. With nearly $2,000 in starting price difference, the Honda Fit would really have to strut its stuff to prove to be the better value proposition. Some may think it’s unfair to compare the sedan Rio against the hatchback Fit, but the truth of the matter is that Honda doesn’t offer a comparable sedan to the Rio. The closest sedan would be the Honda Civic Sedan, which has a starting price over $4,000 higher than the Rio.

In the 2017 Kia Rio, you get power heated mirrors, better performance, and more front legroom all standard. Granted the Honda Fit does have features like power heated mirrors available, but to get that you have to upgrade to an even higher trim level which would stretch out the price difference even further.

We would be remiss if we didn’t also bring the warranty to your attention. It is well-known that Kia offers a 10-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, but on top of that they also provide a 5-year 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. By contrast Honda, a brand that’s supposedly known for its reliability, only offers a 5-year 60,000-mile powertrain warranty with an even less substantial 3-year 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

If you have already decided on the Kia Rio, or even if you just need some time with these models to finalize your decision, then you are welcome to come down to Carolina Kia of High Point in High Point for a Kia Rio test drive. We also have a wide variety of other models available for you to try out!

2017 Kia Rio front seats
2017 Kia Rio infotainment system
2017 Kia Rio steerign wheel
2017 Kia Rio gauge cluster

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