2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Kia Rio


2016 Ford Fiesta

$15,220 at Yonkers Kia Price $13,360 (The Competition)
27, 37 MPG (City, Highway) 27, 37
134 HP 120
138 / 49.8 Hatchback HP / Cargo Room (Cubic Feet) 120 / 25.4
88.4 Passenger Room (Cubic Feet) 85.1
33.5 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (Feet) 34.4
10-yr, 100k-mile limited powertrain Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain

The Kia Rio versus Ford Fiesta debate offers many insights into the strengths of both the vehicles. While both cars offer good exterior design and reliable performance, there are differences as well in terms of interior space, handling, and other factors.


In terms of price, the base trims of both cars are similarly priced. However, as you move up trims, the Ford Fiesta becomes costlier. So, if you are looking for a car higher up on the trim level, with the additional features offered at this level, the Kia Rio can be the better investment. Plus, the Kia Rio comes with a reliable warranty, which will cover your car longer than the warranty offered on rival cars.

Spacious Interiors

There are plenty of things to look forward to when you want a comfortable drive. The Kia Rio comes with plenty of features to the car. While both cars fall into the compact category, they can accommodate five people. The Kia Rio offers more head room and leg room at the front. The Kia Rio also has other things to look forward to, such as more cargo space than the Fiesta. If you are planning to travel with family and frequently haul in grocery bags and other items, the Kia Rio would be the right car for you.


In terms of engine output and torque, the Kia Rio is ahead of the Ford Fiesta. It offers 130 HP against the 120 HP engine output that the Ford Fiesta offers. The Kia Niro also comes with better safety ratings than the Ford Fiesta. On crash tests, the Kia Niro has the perfect scores overall, while the Ford Fiesta has a slightly lower overall score. The Kia Rio offers six-speed transmission against the Ford Fiesta’s five-speed transmission. Both cars support manual transmission as well. The Ford Fiesta comes with a bigger fuel tank so you can expect fewer stoppages for refueling.

The Kia Rio offers many other advantages over the Ford Fiesta. if you are looking for an affordable car that can offer good performance and comfortable interiors, this is the right choice. The safety ratings of the Kia Rio is better than the Fiesta in terms of overall ratings, but there is room for improvement here. That said, given the price, the Kia Rio might be an attractive option for many buyers.

At the Yonkers Kia, you can purchase the Kia Rio or any other Kia car. You can also find plenty of options for car loans and service.


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