2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

Whether you're a young driver who need a slick-handling ride around cramped school streets or an older driver who likes to have fun while you're behind the wheel, this 2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic comparison is meant for you. We'll fill you in on their performance, fuel economy and even some of their features so you can see which is the ideal subcompact.

First off, a small car brings large savings, as the 2016 Kia Rio is available for less than $13,000 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, while the 2016 Chevy Sonic typically goes for a few thousand dollars more at the competition. In addition, when you're looking for a subcompact to get you around in the city or at school, you need a vehicle that can fit into a tight campus parking space, or a spot downtown. Thanks to the 2016 Kia Rio's 33.5-foot turning circle, you'll maneuver wherever you need to go and keep the party going.

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2016 Kia Rio Vs. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic
$12,365 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Starts at $16,183 (The Competition)
138 Horsepower 138
27, 37 Base MPG (automatic trans.) 25, 35
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles
33.5 Turning Circle (feet) 34.5 to 36.1
2,494 to 2,732 Curb Weight (pounds) 2,733 to 2,894

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Another advantage the 2016 Rio has over the 2016 Sonic is fuel economy – you'll norm 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway with the Rio in base trims with automatic transmissions, while the Sonic is a notch lower with 25 mpg city and 35 highway. Plus, when normal wear and tear takes a toll on your Rio, you have a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a five year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage to fall back on, which is significantly longer than the Chevy warranty package which offers five years for limited powertrain and three for bumper-to-bumper.

The choice is easy – if you would like to save money, enjoy a responsive subcompact and have some quality Kia design which captures the joy of youth perfectly, come and see one at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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