Comparison of the 2018 Kia Rio and Honda Fit

The 2018 Kia Rio has been completely redesigned for the new model year. In addition to learning what's new for the 2018 Rio, you are likely also curious about the differences between the Kia Rio and the similar Honda Fit. For starters, the 2018 Honda Fit starts at $16,190 MSRP, while a new 2018 Kia Rio Hatchback starts at just $14,200 MSRP. Read on to learn what else, in addition to being an excellent deal, the Kia Rio does better than the Honda Fit. You can also call (866) 825-9532 anytime during regular business hours to speak to a product specialist.

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Honda Fit: Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Although the Kia Rio and Honda Fit have similar specs, the Kia Rio is simply better. It has more power, a longer range between fuel-ups, more sophisticated handling, and is quieter on the road. To experience it for yourself, schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO.

2018 Kia Rio


2018 Honda Fit

1.6L I4


1.5L I4

130 HP


128 HP

119 lb.-ft.


113 lb.-ft.

6-speed Automatic with Sportmatic®



380 miles

Combined City/Highway Driving Range

350 miles

The Interiors of the Kia Rio and Honda Fit

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Honda Fit: Interior Comfort

The Kia Rio Hatchback and Honda Fit hatchback offer seating for five with a 60/40-splitting rear bench that can be folded down to increase storage capacity. Features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob improve your comfort in small but noticeable ways. However, there are several details about the new Kia Rio that stick out.

  • While the Honda Fit comes with a 4-way adjustable driver's seat, the Kia Rio comes with a 6-way adjustable driver's seat.
  • The cargo area of the new Rio holds 17.4 cu. ft., compared to only 16.6 cu. ft. in the Fit, when the rear seats are occupied.
  • The Rio's rearview mirror offers daytime and nighttime modes to reduce driver eye strain and fatigue from glare.
  • The Rio is full of small convenient features like a sunglasses holder, illuminated vanity mirrors, an illuminated glove box, and a parcel shelf.

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Honda Fit: Safety and Technology

Both models are available with safety technology features like a rearview camera as well as a collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. That said, the Kia Rio offers several additional modern conveniences you won't find in the new Honda Fit.

  • Only the Kia Rio comes standard with a touchscreen.
  • Only the Kia Rio comes standard with SiriusXM® satellite radio.
  • Both subcompact hatchbacks are available with Bluetooth® hands-free calling and music streaming, but only the Kia Rio offers Siri® Eyes Free.
  • The new Kia Rio is available with a 3.5-in. supervision meter cluster display.
Saftey testing on the new Kia Rio

Finance a New Kia Rio at Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO

Are you convinced that the new 2018 Kia Rio is the best value out there on a new subcompact hatchback? Head over to our new Kia inventory to pick out your new Rio model, and then click into our incentives to learn about additional ways to save.

A Kida Rio driving on wet pavement

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