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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
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 N/A mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 35 mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.7
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Body Style 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Kia Rio
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear NA
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