2019 Kia Rio Vs. 2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Kia Rio Vs. 2019 Toyota Yaris split screen comparison

You’ve probably noticed that cars have become bigger over the last 30 – 40 years. In addition to drivers just wanting to take advantage of more space and road presence, they’ve also grown to accommodate many of the safety features we rely on every day to keep us safer. While a compact car would have been the smallest car on the market forty years ago, a new class has risen to fill that role as compact cars have grown. Subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are true urban movers. They give you agility, fuel efficiency and a small footprint that makes them perfect for parking in crowded city streets.

For nearly two decades, the Rio has been offering superb value to drivers seeking a small and reliable vehicle. Now in its fourth generation, the 2019 Kia Rio brings a host of standard features to the table along with plenty of fun. Taking on the Rio today is the 2019 Toyota Yaris. Let’s see how they do!

2019 Kia Rio


2019 Toyota Yaris

1.6L 4-cylinder (130 horsepower) Base engine (power) 1.5L 4-cylinder (106 horsepower)
6-speed automatic Base transmission 6-speed manual
90 cubic feet Passenger space 86 cubic feet
Top Safety Pick + (only in class) IIHS safety designation Not recommended
Yes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? No
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$14,235 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $15,450

Big Things Come in Small Packages with the Rio

The 2019 Kia Rio continues the value proposition that has made the Rio such a compelling subcompact car – fun, safety and ton of standard and available features.

As the only model in the subcompact class to have won a coveted Top Safety Pick + distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, you know you’re getting a safe vehicle with the 2019 Kia Rio. Additionally, the added passenger space is a great edge over the Yaris, even for solo travelers.

Finally, the 2019 Kia Rio continues with Kia’s incredible value by extending the industry-best, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty into a class that is not exactly known for its sterling reliability.

Enjoy all of the benefits of fun and functional city travel today. Contact us to schedule a test drive with the spirited Kia Rio!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s access and not the date of its publication. Though typically lower than competitors, all pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia staff and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia staff today.