2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris iA

There are few cars on the road that bring the party to you, as opposed to the other way around, but the 2017 Kia Rio subcompact is one of them, with a combination of lightweight construction, nice handling, cool available tech (UVO eServices, for syncing up your phone and music) for a subcompact, and fun color options. The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is also a fun subcompact, but falls short in performance and price, for starters.

The 2017 Kia Rio pumps out 138 horsepower, which is marvelous for a small car, while the 2017 Yaris iA only can manage 106 HP. It's not a crazy question to wonder if the iA will need a push to get over steeper hills. In addition, the 2017 Rio is priced at less than $13,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the competition is asking for $17,000 and up for the Yaris iA.

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2017 Kia Rio Vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris iA
$12,765 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $17,000 (The Competition)
138 Horsepower 106
88.4 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 85.9
8 Exterior Color Options 7
2,656 to 2,729 Curb Weight (pounds) 2,385 to 2,416
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

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Let's take a look at an interior and exterior features of these competing subcompacts. The 2017 Yaris iA comes with seven available color options, but the 2017 Rio one-ups its smaller competitor with eight available colors, including Chestnut and Signal Red. Also, the 2017 Rio has more space on the inside for your passengers with 88.5 cubic feet, a nice upgrade and more legroom than in the 2017 Yaris' iA's 85.9 cubic feet.

If you want a smooth-handling subcompact that doesn't sacrifice power or style while also giving you a more affordable option, then the 2017 Rio is the clear winner. We have it on the lot at Friendly Kia, and we're located at 5819 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey FL, and we also serve the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.

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