2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Toyota Yaris compact and 5-door hatchbacks fuel economy nice handling
2016 Kia Rio 2016 Toyota Yaris
$12,365 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $16,744 (The Competition - MSRP)
27 city, 38 highway  MPG 30 city, 37 highway
138  Horsepower 106
Yes 5-Door Hatchback Available? Yes
13.7 / 49.8 cubic feet Cargo Room (compact / 5-door) 15.3 / 15.6 cubic feet
10-yr/100k miles powertrain, 5-yr/60k miles basic warranty Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k miles powertrain, 3-yr/36,000 miles basic waranty

2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Toyota Yaris

2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Toyota Yaris compact and 5-door hatchbacks fuel economy nice handling

You like to have fun, and you want a car that won't get heavy when you want to keep things light. So you're in the right place, as we'll take a look at two compacts, the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Toyota Yaris, that fit a lot into a small package. And while both vehicles are value-packed, you can get the 2016 Kia Rio at Friendly Kia for a VIP Price that starts at $12,365, while the competition's 2016 Toyota Yaris goes for a few thousand more than that, according to suggested retail value.

Both of these compacts handle better than the typical sedan, thanks to lightweight construction and a smaller wheelbase, among other factors, which helps with the fuel economy. The 2016 Rio and the 2016 Yaris are in a dead heat for fuel savings, as the 2016 Rio averages 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway while the 2016 Yaris gets 30 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. But read on and see how the 2016 Rio fits more value into a small frame than the 2016 Yaris.  Like, for example, how Kia provides the comfort and security of a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, vastly superior to the 2016 Yaris' 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and its 3-year/36,000-mile limited basic warranty.  


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Both the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Toyota Yaris have 5-door versions that come with a hatchback for easy access to storage, but while the Yaris' 5-door has 15.6 cubic feet of space for cargo, the 2016 Rio nearly triples that with 49.8 cubic feet with the back seats folded down - that gives you more flexibility to pack for those road trips, picnics or concerts you like to take. And while you're likely not looking first for a powerful car in the compact class, the 2016 Yaris has a paltry 106 horsepower while the 2016 Rio has a more robust 138 HP, which will make it easier to change lanes and get off the blocks at stop lights, among other benefits.

The 2016 Kia Rio is the slam dunk pick when you factor in the handling, cargo options, value and power it possesses. We carry the Kia Rio on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this fun-tastic, fuel-saving ride at Friendly Kia located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Toyota Yaris compact and 5-door hatchbacks fuel economy nice handling