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2013 Honda Fit vs. 2014 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Fit than the Kia Rio. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Fit.

Convenience
With the Kia Rio you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Fit, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Fit will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Fit and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Fit is a little narrower than the Kia Rio, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Honda Fit takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Fit doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Rio.

Handling
The Honda Fit has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Fit has less horsepower than the Kia Rio, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Fit and the Kia Rio. The Honda Fit has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Rio.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Fit is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.

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2013 Honda
Fit

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MSRP*: $15,425 - $17,160
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2014 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.24% --
City MPG: 27 27
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,023 - $16,704 $13,741 - $17,278

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