2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

In a world of SUVs and crossovers, the subcompact impressively holds its own to carve out a niche spot in the American automotive market. The 2017 Kia Rio fits snugly in that spot, providing drivers with a thrilling and dynamic drive without the a large starting MSRP or high fuel costs. If you are trying to get from point A to point B as efficiently as possible without sacrificing technology and comfort, then a subcompact could be a smart choice.

Not many subcompacts do the job better than the 2017 Kia Rio. Known for being as fun as it is functional, the new Rio shines in every department. Take a look as we compared the Rio against the 2017 Toyota Yaris and see which one is right for you.

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2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Toyota Yaris
1.6-Liter Inline 4 Engine with 138 HP Engine 1.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine with 106 HP
6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, or Idle Stop and Go w/Eco Package Available Transmission 5-speed manual or 4-speed electronically controlled automatic
88.4 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 84.4 Cubic Feet
$14,165 MSRP (USD) $15,250

Test Drive the 2017 Kia Rio in Yuma AZ

As you can see from the chart above, the 2017 Kia Rio offers more than the Yaris when it comes to horsepower, available transmissions, and passenger volume. The Kia Rio also has the option for remote keyless entry in their base LX model, while the base model Yaris 3-door L does not. In addition to the mechanical and interior differences, there are also a few notable safety features found standard on the base model of the Rio but not on the Yaris. These include height-adjustable front seatbelt anchors, child safety locks, and Hill Assist Control.

Would you like to see all that the 2017 Kia Rio has to offer? Stop by Zamora Kia in Yuma, AZ and allow us to show you the ins and out of this fantastically fun subcompact.


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