2020 Kia Rio 5-Door vs 2020 Honda Fit

Red 2020 Kia Rio 5-Door and orange 2020 Honda Fit

Not only is the 2020 Kia Rio 5-Door stylish and sporty, but it provides versatility and convenience that drivers in the Tampa Bay area crave. This practical hatchback amplifies the fun during every drive, making each trip out on the open road one to remember. The Rio 5-Door offers nimble handing that drivers crave both in the city and on country roads. Everything about the Rio 5-Door is easy to love, from its thoughtful style to its in-demand lineup of tech features to its array of convenience features.

It's hard to compare just any vehicle to the fun-loving 2020 Rio 5-Door. One of this vehicle’s top competitors, though, is the Honda brand’s boxy 2020 Honda Fit. This comparison is going to put these two vehicles head-to-head to give you a glimpse into what sets these two vehicles apart and show you why so many Tampa-area drivers choose the Rio 5-Door.

2020 Kia Rio 5-Door


2020 Honda Fit

1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine Standard Engine 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission Standard Transmission 6-speed manual transmission
Standard Apple CarPlay® | Android Auto™ Trim-specific availability
7-inch touchscreen display Infotainment Center 5-inch color LCD screen
Standard Rear Camera Standard
33 mpg/41 mpg/36 mpg EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) 29 mpg/36 mpg/31 mpg
Kia Drive Wise Standard Safety Suite None

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We said it before, and we’ll say it again. Everything about the Kia Rio 5-Door is fun, yet practical. Backed by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that is paired to an Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission, the Rio 5-Door earns an impressive EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway and a combined 36 mpg overall. The fuel economy rating of the Rio 5-Door blows away what the 2020 Honda Fit can offer its drivers. The competing Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Shoppers looking for an automatic Fit option must upgrade their vehicle’s equipment for an additional charge. The EPA-estimated fuel economy of the Fit falls short of the Rio 5-Door, coming in at just 36 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg overall.

Not only does the performance of this Kia hatchback outrank the competing Honda, but its standard infotainment equipment blows the Fit out of the water. The Rio 5-Door comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ technology. Meanwhile, the Fit offers a 5-inch LCD screen as standard equipment and limits the availability of the smartphone connectivity features to higher trim levels.

The 2020 Kia Rio 5-Door will check every box on the list. Shoppers in the New Port Richey and Tampa Bay area are sure to be impressed by the Kia Rio 5-Door and its lineup of standard equipment. For more information on this Kia hatchback, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.