The 2017 Honda Fit vs. The 2017 Kia Rio

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

The 2017 Honda Fit and the 2017 Kia Rio are both compelling choices in the subcompact hatchback segment. If you’re looking for an efficient, high tech car in the Orland Park or Frankfort area, either one might check most of your boxes. However, they’re not exactly equals. Read on to see see how they compare side by side before you make up your mind about which small car to drive home.

Fuel Economy and Performance

If efficiency is your first priority, then the choice is clear:

  • The Kia Rio earns an EPA estimate of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined rating in the base trim with a standard six-speed automatic transmission*.
  • The Honda Fit is capable of up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway/36 mpg when combined with a continuously variable transmission in the LX trim level*.

If you’re looking for fuel economy, then the Fit is the clear winner.

Features and Options

Inside the Honda Fit, you’ll find that a front row LCD infotainment display comes standard, while it’s missing from the base model Kia Rio. In the base configuration, the Fit also gets daytime running lamps and LED taillights, cruise control, and power windows all standard, while the Kia Rio is once again missing those features.


Another key advantage that the Honda Fit offers over the Kia Rio is space inside. The Fit can carry up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 52.7 total cargo with the rear seats folded down. The Kia Rio can carry up to 15 cubic feet behind the rear seats and up to 49.8 cubic feet with the rear seats down. Clearly the Honda Fit offers more space for your luggage and more versatility.

Community Honda of Orland Park Offers the Honda Fit

We’re your local Frankfort area Honda dealer, so come visit Community Honda of Orland Park to drive the 2017 Honda Fit. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. near Interstate 80, so visit us today to drive home in the latest Fit!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.