2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Genesis G80

2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Ford Focus

The subcompact class of the automotive industry has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Models like the Kia Rio and the Ford Focus feature modern, eye-catching designs and are well-equipped across the lineup. For the current model year, comparing the sedan versions of the 2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Ford Focus is a clear illustration of how much these vehicles have improved over the years. Both vehicles are powered by efficient engines and allow owners to record very impressive fuel economy scores. Better yet, the 2017 Kia Rio does all of this with a notably lower starting price than the 2017 Ford Focus.

Customers of Serra Trussville Kia have two trims to consider, LX and EX for the 2017 Rio sedan. Both versions come handsomely equipped with comprehensive list of standard features like heated power mirrors, air conditioning, adjustable driver's seat and folding rear seat. EX models increase the level of refinement a chrome grille, updated cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 2017 Ford Focus sedan has many of these same features, but also carries a heavier price tag. Additionally, both the 2017 Rio and the 2017 Focus can be had in a hatchback body style as well.

2017 Kia Rio 2017 Ford Focus
1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Six-speed manual Transmission Five-speed manual
27/36 Fuel Economy 26/36
13.7 cu.-ft. Trunk space 13.2 cu.-ft.

2017 Rio vs. 2017 Focus: Performance and fuel economy

In terms of the performance, the 2017 Kia K900 and 2017 Genesis G80 are nearly identical. In fact, the Genesis sedan sources its engines from Kia. Under the hood of the base model of both vehicles is a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The shared powertrain makes 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque which drives the rear wheels to push the sedans forward. For a bit more power, Kia and Genesis owners can also opt to have an impressive V-8 engine. The same eight-speed transmission is used, but the power output for both sedans is boosted to 420 horsepower.

The 2017 Kia Rio has a very modern sedan exterior style
The 2017 Rio has more available trunk space than the 2018 Rio

All of the controls in the 2017 Kia Rio are easily reachable for the driver
The backseat of the 2017 Rio folds down for more cargo space

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