2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Toyota Yaris

Nowadays, drivers have so many options when it comes to picking a new car, that the process can seem daunting and confusing. There are just so many different brands and cars available! Many drivers aren't sure what features to look at or are able to remember and sort each model by their features and capabilities.

That is why we create these model comparison pages, so that you, the consumer, can see how the most popular vehicle models stack up against each other. For this exercise, we'll be looking at the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Toyota Yaris, two of the most popular compact cars available today. We'll look at each car's MSRP, fuel economy, power capabilities, and interior passenger volume to better gauge what each model is bringing to the table. We'll be looking at each car's base-level trim to be as fair as possible.

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2018 Kia Rio
2018 Toyota Yaris
$13,900 MSRP $15,635
32 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 33 MPG
130 HP/119 lbs.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 106 HP/106 lbs.-ft.
90 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 84 Cubic Feet

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Clearly, both compact car models bring much in the way of value to potential car buyers. Both boast impressive fuel-efficiency, low MSRP, and spacious interiors. However, when directly compared to one another, the 2018 Kia Rio holds the edge over its Toyota competitor.

Not only is the 2018 Kia Rio more affordable than the 2018 Toyota Yaris, it also performs just as well, if not better, in all the other categories compared to the Yaris. With the 2018 Kia Rio, you get a car with a fuel economy that is just as efficient, but has much more horsepower and torque to go along with it.

Also, you get six more cubic feet of passenger volume on the interior. You may be thinking that that's not a lot, but the next time all your family or friends are crammed in the back seat of your car, ask them if they'd like six more cubic feet of space!

The 2018 Kia Rio is also one of the safest cars on the road today. This is thanks to its wealth of advanced safety features for accident prevention and mitigation. Available features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control 

  • Vehicle Stability Management 

  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution 

  • Hill-start Assist Control 

  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System 

  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Rio and its other available features? Ready to get behind the wheel of one yourself? Contact our staff at Courtesy Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
front interior of 2018 kia rio including steering wheel, seats and center console
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