2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Kia Rio

2016 Kia Rio

The recently redesigned 2016 Honda Fit is a top choice among subcompact hatchbacks for its amenable cabin, large cargo area, advanced features, and impressive fuel economy. Add its spacious interior, and it’s hard to imagine that this is a subcompact car. Of course, the Fit isn’t the only model in the segment, and the 2016 Kia Rio has been getting some attention. A little bit of research, though, proves that the 2016 Honda Fit is the superior model.

Fuel Economy

Most buyers in the subcompact segment are looking to avoid breaking budget by saving some money at the tank. The 2016 Honda Fit wins outright in this area. When equipped with a continuously variable transmission, the 2016 Honda Fit LX base trim gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 33 mpg city with its 1.5L inline-four and CVT.* The 2016 Kia Rio’s 1.6L four-cylinder engine, on the other hand, only gets an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg city, meaning less savings in the long run.

Safety Ratings

Drivers want to know they’re safe when they get behind the wheel, and with the 2016 Honda Fit, you’ll have peace of mind. In government crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2016 Honda Fit received five stars in major categories like front driver, passenger, front side, and rear side tests that Fit received a top five-star rating, helping it to achieve it perfect score. Of all the aforementioned crash tests, the 2016 Kia Rio only got five stars in the rear side crash test, with four stars in the others. This led it to earn a lower four-star overall rating.


Every version of the 2016 Honda Fit gets a generous array of standard features. Even the base trim boasts power windows and door locks, cruise control, map lights, a rearview camera, and a telescoping steering wheel. Other standard fare includes a multi-function remote and delayed power retention. These features are either unavailable or optional add-ons on the Rio’s base trim.

Cargo Space

Thanks to its innovative design and unique rear seats that fold completely flat into the floor, the 2016 Honda Fit offers more cargo space. Behind the back seat, the Honda Fit gets 16.6 cubic feet of cargo room, while folding them down opens the vehicle up to an incredible 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room. The Rio only has 15.0 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while folding them down opens cargo volume to 49.8 cubic feet.

Get More Versatility from the 2016 Honda Fit

If it’s time to buy a new car and you think the 2016 Honda Fit might be right for you, then come check it out at Silko Honda, your chosen Easton area Honda dealer at 1580 New State Hwy. in Raynham, MA. Check out the Fit in your chosen color and trim level, or contact us to set up a test drive!

*29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L CVT models. Based on 2016 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.