2019 Toyota Yaris vs. 2019 Kia Rio

Subcompact SUVs have become quite a popular choice in the automobile market, given the options like the 2019 Toyota Yaris and the 2019 Kia Rio. Both have some solid features to offer, but Toyota may have an upper hand in a few key aspects of a vehicle.

Design & Style

The 2019 Kia Rio can seat up to 5 people in an interior that comes standard with cloth upholstery. There is enough legroom and headroom in the front seats, but the amount of space at the rear-end is just about average. The six-adjustment driving seat helps you find a comfortable position. The cabin features a mix of high-end materials and hard plastic surfaces. The cabin space feels stylish, but Rio does not offer many options.

The 2019 Toyota Yaris is a roomy car with ample headroom and legroom across both the rows.5 passengers can be comfortably seated, and even taller folks can have a good time. The interior has an impeccable design laid out with perfection, and there's also enough trunk area to keep your bags.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Kia Rio comes equipped with an infotainment system, that may not be the best in class. Some of the key features include Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in the base model, while higher trims have some superior driver assistance features. You may get better driver assistance features in other rivals.

The 2019 Toyota Yaris is gifted with rich technology and ample safety features. The infotainment system is one of the best in class, and it has some great features, including voice recognition system, HD radio and USB ports. Some of the standard driver assistance features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and emergency braking system.


Anyone looking to buy a car is very well aware of how important the performance is. Speaking of which, the 2019 Kia Rio comes standard with a four-cylinder engine coupled with six-speed automatic transmission. It does well to move the vehicle, but eats up a lot of fuel. This is where Toyota Yaris has an upper edge. Not only does it outclass other rivals in terms of performance, but also provide higher fuel efficiency.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Toyota Yaris is a fun-to-drive vehicle with plenty of power on offer. It comes with high-end technology features, and plenty of driver assistance amenities as well. If you are to consider the 2019 Kia Rio, you may have to overlook a lot of key features. In terms of design and performance, the Toyota Yaris is way ahead of its rivals. Kia Rio does not stand a chance against Yaris.

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At Interstate Toyota, we practice a customer-first approach, and your satisfaction is our foremost priority. If you want to know how this stellar auto performs on the road, do drop by our showroom in person or call us in advance to book your Toyota Yaris test drive appointment.


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