Kia Rio Sedan vs Honda City vs Toyota Vios: Battle of B-Segment Sedans
Kuala Lumpur: There is no doubt about mid-size sedans getting popular in Malaysia, day by day. Honda City and Toyota Vios are two prominent rivals and have managed to dominate the mid-size sedans market till now. Recently Malaysia witnessed the launch of Kia Rio Sedan which is capable of shaking up the much settled market of Honda City and Toyota Vios. This South Korean car has all those features which could pose a threat for its fellow Japanese competitors. This launch has not only intensified the competition, but has also increased the level of confusion for sedan buyers. So, to make it easier for you, we have drawn a basic comparison between these rivals which would help you to come to a conclusion easily.
Engine and Performance
All three of them feature similar kind of engines with little bit difference in power and torque figures. To be more precise, Honda City leads the lot with more impressive power and torque figures. While Kia Rio and Toyota Vios gets a 4-speed Automatic Transmission, Honda City wins the race with a Continuous Variable Automatic Transmission. Even Dimension wise, all three of them are almost similar but Honda City turns out to be longest and tallest among the lot while Kia Rio Sedan comes out to be widest. Moving towards the interior, you will notice a lot of similarities with all-black cabin and similar audio systems. What makes Toyota Vios stand out in terms of interior is its blue ambient lighting which gives it a stylish touch.
After doing a detailed comparison, we come to a conclusion that this trio is almost alike in terms of powertrains and features. But as Honda City is leading the Malaysian market from quite a long time, Kia Rio Sedan would be having a tough time rubbing its shoulders with the leader.
Also Read Our Earlier Comparison: Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: The battle of luxury B-segment