When it comes time to decide exactly which vehicle is the best fit, driver may find it to be a difficult task. There are so many choices, and it can be hard to figure out exactly what the differences are at first glance. Our team here at Serra Toyota is working hard to continually add more comparisons to our website for drivers to utilize when making their decision for their next vehicle. This time we’re focusing on the compact sedan segment and shining a light on the Toyota Corolla.
Prospective new car buyers looking for a vehicle that’s compact and efficient are sure to find what they need with the Corolla. In order to get a better idea of what it has to offer, we’re going to compare it to the Kia Rio, which is another popular compact sedan option on the market today. We’re focusing on the base models, so the 2016 Corolla L and the 2016 Rio LX, to keep this comparison fair and simple. Keep in mind higher models offer additional features for both.
|2016 Toyota Corolla L||VS||2016 Kia Rio LX|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||1.6-liter I-4|
|6-speed manual||Transmission||6-speed manual|
|41.4 inches||Rear Legroom||31.1 inches|
|Standard||Front Knee Airbags||Not available|
When it comes to performance, the 2016 Toyota Corolla L and the 2016 Kia Rio LX both comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Corolla L offers another trim level equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, but drivers who choose the Rio will have to go up a model to get an automatic transmission. In addition to the manual transmission, both of these compact sedans are set with front-wheel drive as well. The Kia Rio pumps out slightly more horsepower than the Corolla, but the Corolla has more torque. These two are quite similar when it comes to fuel economy. The Corolla is slightly more efficient in the city with 28 mpg whereas the Rio gets 27 mpg. However, the Rio is more efficient on the highway with 38 mpg whereas the Corolla gets 37 mpg.
The 2016 Toyota Corolla L and the 2016 Kia Rio LX both come standard with an outside temperature gauge, seating for five passengers, steering wheel mounted controls and 15-inch steel wheels. There are quite a few features standard on the Corolla that are only optional on the Rio including a one-touch driver power window, power door locks and power windows. The Corolla ultimately comes out on top with standard reading lights throughout the cabin, Bluetooth and voice activated controls that are not available on the Kia Rio.
Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Toyota Corolla offers are welcome to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this efficient compact sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.