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Selected Style 5-Door HB LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,426
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,965
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$182 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front. The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 92.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.6 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.1 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 154.3 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 37.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.8 x 1.38 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.95 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.0 32.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code QUK NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R14 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code QUK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2546 2365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 3800 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LXV NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 106 @ 6400 110 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4
Fuel System MFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Aveo Kia Rio
Body Style 5 Door Hatchback 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
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