Comparison: 2019 Kia Rio vs. 2019 Toyota Yaris

The 2019 Kia Rio and 2019 Toyota Yaris subcompact sedans are both affordable and fun to drive. However, we believe the Kia Rio delivers the best balance between performance, features, and safety. Premier Kia has a broad inventory of Kia models, including the Kia Rio. Visit us to meet our incredible team and let us set you up for the best-possible automotive future.

Performance

2019 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio’s LX and S models are powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. With standard front-wheel drive, the engine produces 130-hp and 119 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 37 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city. MacPherson struts and 15-inch steel wheels come standard.

2019 Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris comes in L, LE, and XLE trims, which are equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The Yaris generates 106-hp and 103 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg of city driving. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Technology and Convenience

2019 Kia Rio

Technology comes standard with a 5.0-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system. A 3.5-inch driver display, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, voice command, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Siri® Eyes Free, an additional USB port, and a six-speaker audio system are available. Also, the optional UVO eServices app lets you schedule service and digitally keep track of your service history, as well as help you locate your vehicle.

The cabin includes supportive seats with a tricot and woven cloth upholstery, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, full power windows, and powered heated side mirrors. Additionally, the trunk offers a generous amount of cargo volume with 13.7 cubic feet. Available are a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for added versatility, remote keyless entry with trunk opener, and remote start.

2019 Toyota Yaris

Standard technology features consist of a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, voice recognition, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, two USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system.

Fabric-trimmed contoured seats, 6-way adjustable driver's seat, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and remote keyless entry are standard features. The Yaris provides 13.49 cubic feet of trunk cargo volume. Leatherette-trimmed seats, heated outside mirrors, and a smart key system that allows you to unlock and lock your car doors by touching the handle are available.

Safety

2019 Kia Rio

The 2019 Kia Rio was awarded a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety*. A rear-camera display, an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, electronic brake-force distribution, and hill start assist are included. Also, the included airbag system employs dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The optional Kia Drive Wise driver-assist technology utilizes a forward-collision avoidance system, which can automatically brake if the system anticipates a frontal collision.

2019 Toyota Yaris

The 2019 Toyota Yaris received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera, an advanced six-airbag system, a low-speed pre-collision system, dynamic stability control, traction control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, and anti-lock brakes are standard. Rain-sensing windshield wipers and fog lights are optional.

Pricing

2019 Kia Rio

Starting at $15,390 MSRP

2019 Toyota Yaris

Starting at $15,600 MSRP

*The IIHS Top Safety Pick was awarded with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

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