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2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2020 Kia Rio Hatchback

The Honda Civic continues to be a strong contender in the automotive industry despite all of the changes that have occurred. With that, the competition remains strong and a comparison between the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2020 Kia Rio Hatchback will help customers make the best possible decision for their needs, family and budget. When the two hatchback models are closely examined, the 2020 Civic Hatchback is able to offer more standard and available performance without sacrificing fuel economy as well as making more room available for passengers and their cargo. Furthermore, independent reviews have praised the 2020 Civic Hatchback for the high-quality materials and systems available across the vehicle’s trim ladder. Conversely, the Rio Hatchback was taken to task by the same experts for lacking many common features. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback today by calling 601-693-4651.

Beyond the fact that the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback and 2020 Kia Rio Hatchback share a few similarities, the differences are too stark to ignore. The 2020 Civic Hatchback is available in five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring. All Civic Hatchback models can offer up to 46.2 cubic-feet available when the interior is properly configured. The LX, EX, EX-L versions can make 25.7 cubic-feet available when people are using the rear seat. Both the Sport and Sport Touring versions will offer 22.6 cubic-feet. Owners of the 2020 Kia Rio Hatchback will come up short in the area of cargo volume in any configuration. There is only 17.4 cubic-feet to use in the Rio Hatchback with rear passengers and a maximum of 32.8 cubic-feet with the seat folded down. Honda makes its suite of safety systems standard on EX trims and higher. The Kia Rio requires buyers to add an option package.

 

2020 Civic Hatchback LX, 2WD Vs. 2020 Rio Hatchback
Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
174/162 Horsepower/Torque 120/112
31/40* Fuel Economy 33/41
46.2 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 32.8 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

All five trim grades of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback use the same turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. However, there are two transmission options available that will change the vehicle’s performance output. The LX, EX and EX-L models use a continuously variable transmission and will make 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Sport and Sport Touring models offer a six-speed manual or the previously mentioned CVT. Either Sport-branded trim with the manual gear-changer will make 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. CVT-equipped models will make 180 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2020 Kia Rio Hatchback uses a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will produce 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque.

*29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport & Sport Touring 6MT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX, EX & EX-L Navi CVT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport & Sport Touring CVT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.

A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.