2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Kia Rio
The new Corolla is an attractive compact with a reputation for performance and safety. Now available at Beaver Toyota, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is already a favorite of Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beach shoppers who don’t want to compromise quality for value. To demonstrate the superiority of this handsome vehicle, our experts compared the new Corolla with the 2016 Kia Rio. Time after time, the Corolla proved why it’s a Toyota top seller.
Both the Toyota Corolla and the Kia Rio offer efficient 4-cylinder engines, but the Corolla outperforms rivals where it counts:
- 2016 Toyota Corolla Performance – A 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that produces 128 lb-ft of peak torque and delivers an impressive EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway fuel economy powers the new Corolla. With a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, this efficiency translates into 501.6 miles of driving between fill-ups.
- 2016 Kia Rio Performance – The Rio is equipped with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that provides just 123 lb-ft of peak torque. Fuel economy is lower for the Rio, since its small motor delivers an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. With a fuel tank that measures just 11.4-gallons, this translates into only 421.8 miles between refills.
The Corolla offers drivers more passenger and cargo volume, as well as better interior amenities than the Rio:
- 2016 Toyota Corolla Interior – The interior of the new Corolla measures 97.5 cubic feet, giving cabin occupant plenty of room to stretch out. The Corolla also offers attractive features like standard power windows, door locks, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as available automatic climate control systems.
- 2016 Kia Rio Interior – The Rio’s interior measures just 88.4 cubic feet, making it difficult for adults to sit comfortably in the back seat. Power options and Bluetooth connectivity cost extra on the Rio.
Toyota builds cars designed to protect you and your passengers under all conditions, and nowhere is that more obvious than with Corolla engineering:
- 2016 Toyota Corolla Safety – The Corolla is equipped with whiplash injury lessening seats. Designed to flex during certain rear end collisions, these seats help to protect the neck and back from serious injury by moving with the body rather than staying fixed.
- In recent NHTSA testing, the Toyota Corolla was rated 5-stars overall, scoring well for neck and back injury risk. The IIHS also gave the Corolla the highest marks with a score of “Good” overall.
- 2016 Kia Rio Safety – The Kia Rio doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system, leaving drivers and front passengers at risk of serious injuries during a rear end collision.
- In NHTSA testing, the Rio scored 4-stars overall, with passengers experiencing more than 250 lbs. more force during certain collisions. The IIHS scored the Rio lower in general, giving it just an “Acceptable” rating overall, and a “Marginal” Driver Torso Injury rating.
Get Behind the Wheel of the Popular 2016 Toyota Corolla at a Premier Toyota Dealer Near Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beach
To see for yourself why the 2016 Toyota Corolla is a top seller, stop by Beaver Toyota at 2995 US 1 S in St. Augustine near Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beach. To schedule a test-drive or to request more information, contact an associate at (904) 863-8494 today.