2017 Honda Fit vs 2017 Kia Rio

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

The 2017 Honda Fit and the 2017 Kia Rio are both subcompact hatchbacks that promise big efficiency numbers, easy to drive dynamics, and the contemporary technology that Chicagoland drivers want. So which one do you decide to drive? That’s a tough question, and that’s why we’ve brought you the details to make sure you know the differences.

Fuel Economy and Performance

If your priority is efficiency, and it probably is if you’re looking at these two models, then consider how they compare:

  • The Kia Rio EX is rated at up to 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined in EPA estimates with a six-speed automatic transmission and Eco Package*.
  • The high-performance Honda Fit LX with continuously variable transmission is rated at up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway/36 mpg combined*.


Just because you’re shopping for a subcompact car doesn’t mean you want to compromise on space. The Honda Fit simply gives you more room for luggage than the Kia Rio. The Fit provides 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place, and up to 52.7 total cargo space with seats down. The Rio has space for 15 cubic feet of luggage with all seats in place and up to 49.8 cubic feet with seats folded.

Features and Options

There are some key differences when it comes to standard equipment on the Honda Fit and the Kia Rio. The Fit comes equipped with a 5-inch infotainment interface, power windows, daytime running lamps, LED brake lights, and cruise control. The Kia Rio doesn’t have any of those standard features.

Test Drive the 2017 Fit Today!

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. to test-drive the latest Honda Fit today. We’re one of the leading Elgin and Chicagoland area Honda dealers, and we’re happy to let you see for yourself why the Honda Fit is the better choice.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.