2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Kia Rio

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is the latest available version of the best-selling automobile in history. Even with more than 40 years of uninterrupted success, Toyota has continually had to contend with the best efforts from competitors. Today's class of compact sedans offer better performance, more engaging handling profiles and more advanced connectivity options. While the automaker is still a leader in many ways, a direct comparison of the 2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Kia Rio shows how the rest of the segment has closed the gap. The current edition of the Toyota Corolla, which is widely available at the Colonial Toyota showroom, holds several advantages over its Kia Rio rival in the key areas of performance and interior space. Potential buyers can schedule a test drive with the Corolla today by calling, 203-286-5500.
Past and present owners of the Toyota Corolla have always marveled at what the compact sedan has to offer. For the 2018 model, engineers and designers have focused their efforts on making it as comfortable for all passengers, especially taller one who are sitting in the back seat. The 2018 Corolla can offer a maximum of nearly 44 inches of rear legroom, depending on how much space the driver and front passenger require. On the other hand, the 2018 Kia Rio might be a bit of tight squeeze with 33.5 inches of legroom to offer at the most. Additionally, the 2018 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a longer list of standard accessories, especially on the base trim. The entry-level version of the Corolla comes with Toyota's suite of active safety systems design to prevent crashes from happening.

2018 Toyota Corolla


2018 Kia Rio

1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
132/128 Horsepower/Torque 130/119
CVT Transmission Six-speed Manual
43.9 in. Rear legroom 33.5 in.

Performance Specs

All six trims grades of the 2018 Toyota Corolla that are available for sale or lease use the same powertrain setup. Under the hood of each 2018 Corolla at Colonial Toyota is a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. Even with the engine produce 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Corolla is able to achieve fuel economy scores that are more than competitive with the 2018 Kia Rio and the rest of the segment. Also, the LE Eco trim of the 2018 Corolla uses the same engine, but it is tuned differently and will make 140 horsepower. Buyers considering the Kia Rio will have a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood making 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque.

An interior photo of the 2018 Toyota Corolla and its available technology.
A photo of a person buckling up in the 2018 Corolla.
A photo of two people walking past a 2018 Toyota Corolla.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2018 Toyota Corolla.