2017 Toyota Yaris vs 2017 Kia Rio
The stunning new Yaris that was introduced last year is back to turn heads again in the subcompact sedan market. As we mentioned when it was first introduced, the new Yaris Sedan was created as a result of a partnership between Toyota, Scion and Mazda. For Mazda, it’s the Mazda2, and for Scion it was the Scion iA. We thought we’d see how the newest version of the sedan measures up against one of its biggest rivals by comparing the 2017 Toyota Yaris to the 2017 Kia Rio.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Yaris
As the table above depicts, the Yaris and Rio each have their very distinct advantages. For the Yaris it’s fuel economy, and for the Rio it’s space. But let’s analyze the table more closely than that, starting with the top row. When driving through city streets like those in downtown Edmonton, the Toyota Yaris utilizes 7.4 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres that it drives, which is 1.3 litres less than the Kia Rio utilizes. After jumping onto the highway, the Yaris utilizes 5.9 l/100km, this time 0.6 litres less than the Rio.
Both of those advantages, while not completely mind blowing, do mean that the Yaris will save you quite a bit of cash at the gas pump over time. However, as we mentioned and as the table proves, the Kia Rio fires back with its own advantages as well, though not quite as steep as the Yaris’s efficiency advantages. The Rio offers an extra 0.2 cubic feet of space in its trunk, which would hardly be noticeable. But it also offers an extra 2.7 cu. ft. of space in the cabin for passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in.
While these slight disadvantages are unfortunate, we still think fuel efficiency trumps a tiny bit of extra space in the trunk and cabin. If you’re inclined to agree, come down and take one for a spin yourself and see if you like it. You can schedule a test drive right here on this page, or by giving us a call at the sales desk. We can’t wait to see you behind the wheel!