Compare 2008 Hyundai Accent vs 2008 Kia Rio

2008 Hyundai Accent
2008 Kia Rio
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3-Door HB Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual GS 27 32 $10,540 $10,775
3-Door HB Automatic GS 24 33 $11,495 $11,775
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 32 $12,593 $12,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 33 $13,548 $13,925
3-Door HB Manual SE 27 32 $14,169 $14,575
3-Door HB Automatic SE 24 33 $14,933 $15,375
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,540
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,775
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$182 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price. 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
City
27 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 92.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
159.3 166.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x -TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.1 32.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70TR14 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70TR14 P175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2467 2365
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.7 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
106 @ 4500 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door HB Coupe 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Accent Kia Rio
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut

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