2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta

The 2017 Kia Rio is a fast-handling, fun-loving subcompact car with style and performance to spare for its vehicle segment. It has more horsepower and better warranty coverage than its competitors, though the 2017 Ford Fiesta – a fellow subcompact – is certainly welcome to try as we compare the features and benefits of the sedan versions of the 2017 Kia Rio and 2017 Ford Fiesta.

The 2017 Fiesta comes with a base performance of 120 horsepower, and a base fuel economy of 27 mpg city, 35 mpg highway. On the other hand, the 2017 Kia Rio has a superior and more boisterous 138 horsepower for added boost when changing lanes or getting off the blocks after a light, for example. The 2017 Rio also edges the 2017 Fiesta’s base MPG with its 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. In addition, if you like manual transmission, the 2017 Rio has a 6-speed transmission for smoother handling and shifting as opposed to the 2017 Fiesta’s available 5-speed manual transmission.

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2017 Kia Rio


2017 Ford Fiesta

138 Base Horsepower 120
27, 36 Base MPG (city, highway) 27, 35
6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, ISG w/Eco Package Transmission Options 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
88.4 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 85.1
33.5 Turning Circle (feet) 34.4
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

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The 2017 Kia Rio comes with a fully-ready lightweight design with a 33.5-foot turning circle for easy maneuvers in packed city streets, making it a better handle than the 2017 Fiesta’s 34.4-foot turning radius. The 2017 Rio also comes with a better warranty package for peace of mind, with 10 years or 100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage. The 2017 Fiesta has coverage that only extends as long as 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper.

Save money with our available VIP Price and enjoy the added power and features of the Kia Rio 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. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. 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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