2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Toyota Yaris 2016 Kia Rio
7.1 l/100km City Fuel Economy 8.7 l/100km
5.6 l/100km Highway Fuel Economy 6.4 l/100km
106 HP Horsepower 138 HP
2,416 lbs. Curb Weight 2,729 lbs.

2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Kia Rio

As a subcompact sedan, the Toyota Yaris is the littlest vehicle on the Toyota lineup. It’s also one of the youngest, having only made its North American debut for the 2007 model year. 2016 is a big year for the hatchback sedan as it’s been completely overhauled in a partnership between Toyota and Mazda, making the Yaris a much more appealing option in the small-car market. We wanted to compare the new Yaris to one of its competing subcompact cars, so we took a closer look at the 2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Kia Rio to see which was the superior vehicle.

Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Yaris

Taking a look at the table above you can immediately begin to see the advantages of the little 2016 Toyota Yaris. Starting with fuel economy, the Yaris has a pretty hefty leg up over its competitor. Through city streets like those within Edmonton, the Kia Rio utilizes 1.6 more litres per 100 kilometres. And while the advantage isn’t as big when heading onto the highway, the Toyota Yaris still utilizes 0.8 l/100km less than the Rio.

The next specification listed on the table above is actually in the 2016 Kia Rio’s favor, as it has an extra 32 horsepower pumping out of its engine. However the next category is curb weight, and considering the Yaris weighs 313 lbs. less than the Rio that diminishes the advantage that the Kia sedan has in terms of power by quite a bit. The Rio still has more power, but it’s not quite as noticeable of an advantage as you might think. Anyone who might be interested in a 2016 Toyota Yaris of their own can schedule a test drive right here on the website or by calling Wheaton Toyota on the Trail directly.


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