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

Efficiency is one of the most valued aspects of a new vehicle because it allows for drivers to ultimately save on fuel costs down the road. Nowadays, there are tons of vehicles to choose from that offer an impressive fuel economy, so it can be difficult to narrow down the options. Drivers looking for a compact hatchback are probably familiar with the Honda Fit. Our team here at Garden State Honda is going to compare the Fit to another popular model, the Kia Rio 5-door, to show drivers what each one has to offer.

To keep the comparison even, we’re going to focus on the base models for both vehicles. The 2016 Honda Fit LX will be compared to the 2016 Kia Rio 5-door LX. To start, drivers will notice the Fit is equipped with a slightly smaller engine, but both are set with an automatic transmission. The Fit comes out on top offering a more efficient fuel economy in both the city and on the highway. Overall, the Fit offers more interior volume, but both are set with seating for five passengers.

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2016 Honda Fit LX 2016 Kia Rio 5-door LX
33 city/41 hwy* MPG 27 city/37 hwy
95.7 cu. Ft. Passenger Volume 88.4 cu. Ft.
39.3 inches Second Row Legroom 31.1 inches
Standard Keyless Entry Optional

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In addition to the fuel economy, safety is one of the most important aspects of a new vehicle. Let’s turn our focus to the standard safety features available in both of these hatchbacks. The Fit LX and the Rio LX are both set standard with traction control, brake assist and child proof rear door locks for added protection. Tire pressure monitors are standard equipment in both as well. The main differences between the two in this category are the scores each one received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2016 Honda Fit received a 5-star in most categories including the front driver and passenger crash test as well as the overall rating; the 2016 Kia Rio 5-door received a 4-star rating in most of the categories including the ones mentioned above.

When it comes to standard comfort and convenience features, these two have a few things in common. Both the Fit and the Rio are set with steering wheel mounted controls, exterior temperature gauges, CD and MP3 players, rear wipers and automatic headlights. However, aside from those the Fit comes out on top with many more standard features on the base model. The 2016 Honda Fit LX comes standard with stereo anti-theft, a rear split folding bench seat, a rearview camera and cruise control. There is more space in the Fit overall including more cargo volume in addition to the passenger volume listed above.

Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Honda Fit has to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this compact hatchback by scheduling a test drive online today.

*Based on EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehicles) and other factors

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*Safety matters most, and the 2016 Fit earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)1. [1] 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).