2016 Honda Fit vs. 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Kia Rio

2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Kia Rio are impressive offerings from leading automakers, and they both fill in the increasingly popular subcompact hatchback category for drivers here in Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL. While both offer affordable price tags, high efficiency figures, and a taste of the latest features and technology, you’ll find that there are some serious differences. Read on to find out what those are before you make a decision!

Fuel Economy

The 2016 Kia Rio hatchback is rated at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined by the EPA. Those are good numbers, but choose to drive the 2016 Honda Fit LX with continuously variable transmission, and you can expect up to 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates. Plus, according to testing, the Kia Rio lags a full second behind the Honda Fit in 0 to 60 mph sprint times. That should mean the Fit will be quicker, more fun to drive, and more efficient.

Features and Options

Both of these vehicles are proof that economy cars don’t have to be missing important features. The 2016 Honda Fit offers features that include:

  • A standard rearview camera
  • A 60/40 fold-flat Magic Seats that provides a huge and flexible cargo space
  • A stereo antitheft system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Fog lights
  • Power accessories
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth features

You won’t find any of those features in the base 2016 Kia Rio.


The advantage of a hatchback over a sedan is cargo space and versatility. The 2016 Honda Fit will give you 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, while the 2016 Kia Rio will only fit up to 15 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The difference bears out when you fold those rear seats down – the Fit has room for 52.7 cubic feet, and the Rio only has space for 49.8. Passenger space is similar. The Fit has room for 95.7 cubic feet while the Kia Rio only provides 88.4 cubic feet worth of passenger volume.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

We’ve got the current 2016 Honda Fit in stock now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re only a few minutes away from Elgin, at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, and we’d be happy to show you the latest Honda Fit today!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.