2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Ford Fiesta

Silver 2018 Kia Rio and red 2018 Ford Fiesta

Drivers looking for their perfect day-to-day sedan have a nearly endless list of vehicle options to choose from. With sedan models from almost every brand, it can be hard to know what mix of options and features will fit them best. The 2018 Kia Rio from Performance Kia in Moosic, PA is the perfect sedan for every lifestyle, no matter where life takes you.

Starting at a budget-friendly $13,900, the 2018 Kia Rio offers drivers three feature-filled trim levels – LX, S, and EX – in six showstopping colors – Clear White, Silky Silver, Ice Wine, Deep Sea Blue, Currant Red, and Aurora Black. With so many different options available, drivers are able to find the perfect reflection of their personality in the Kia Rio. Continue reading to learn more about the Rio's features and see how it stacks up to the competition with this 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Ford Fiesta comparison from Performance Kia.

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2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Ford Fiesta
1.6-liter I-4 engine Standard Engine 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4 engine
6-speed manual transmission Standard Transmission 5-speed manual transmission
130 horsepower Horsepower 120 horsepower
Available Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ Technology Compatibility SYNC® with SYNC Applink®

What are the differences between the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Ford Fiesta?

Despite the low starting price of $13,900, the 2018 Kia Rio doesn’t lack any of the latest features that buyers have come to expect from new sedans. Powered by a 1.6-liter I-4 engine with a 6-speed standard manual transmission, the 2018 Kia Rio produces 130 horsepower at 6,300 rpm. The 2018 Ford Fiesta’s starting price of $14,205 gets drivers a 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4 engine featuring a 5-speed manual transmission and produces a lower horsepower of 120.

Drivers who opt for the 2018 Kia Rio EX will find a 7” touch-screen display with UVO technology. Drivers are able to wirelessly connect their smartphones to their Rio with Bluetooth® technology and answer phone calls without ever letting go of the steering wheel. The Kia Rio EX offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility so you can access all of your favorite smartphone apps on your vehicle’s touch-screen display.

The 2018 Kia Rio offers an impressive suite of the latest safety features to keep you safe every time you hit the road. With help of Electronic Stability Control, High-Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, Hill-start Assist Control, and more, getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Kia Rio will make for your safest drive yet.


Blue 2018 Kia Rio
Red and black 2018 Kia Rio interior
2018 Ford Fiesta interior
Black and blue 2018 Ford Fiesta models