2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Kia Rio

As the old saying goes, you should never judge a book by its cover. Take the 2017 Ford Fiesta, for instance. It may be the smallest model in the 2017 Ford lineup, but it still packs quite a punch while also being incredibly fun to drive and getting impressive gas mileage. It’s so much fun, in fact, that it is quickly moving to the top of the subcompact car segment.

A lot of that has to do with everything the 2017 Fiesta brings to the table. While it’s as affordable as a car can get, it’s also packed to the brim with a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features – many of which aren’t available on similar subcompact cars. To help you see just how impressive the new Ford Fiesta truly is, we’re putting it up against the 2017 Kia Rio in a head-to-head comparison. So let’s take a closer look at both to see which model is right for you.

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2017 Ford Fiesta VS 2017 Kia Rio
$14,535 Starting MSRP $15,060
27/35 MPG City/Highway Gas Mileage 27/36 MPG
Available A/C w/Climate Control Not Available
Available Parking Assistance Not Available

Advantages of the 2017 Ford Fiesta

What’s the first thing many people look at when searching for a new car? The price tag. And that’s what immediately jumps out in this comparison, as the 2017 Ford Fiesta is cheaper than the 2017 Kia Rio. And considering the 2017 Fiesta is the better all-around car, that cheaper price tag is made that much more impressive.

Subcompact cars are known for their fuel efficiency. And in this case, neither model disappoints. Both the 2017 Fiesta and the 2017 Rio get 27 miles per gallon in the city, while the new Rio gets one additional mile per gallon on the highway – which isn’t enough to truly make a difference when it comes to saving money at the pump. Where the new Fiesta really stands out is in the features it offers. Features such as air conditioning with climate control and parking assistance systems are available on the new Ford Fiesta – and standard on higher trims – while not available at all on the 2017 Rio.

It’s a close call, but with the cheaper price tag, comparable gas mileage and superior list of features, the 2017 Ford Fiesta comes out on top. If you’d like to know more, just let us know and our helpful Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, Georgia, will get you everything you need.

2017 Ford Fiesta front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Fiesta front interior instrument cluster
2017 Ford Fiesta front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Fiesta side rear exterior

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