Compare 2003 Kia Rio vs 2003 Saturn Ion

2003 Kia Rio
2003 Saturn Ion
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 33 $9,260 $9,665
4-Door Sedan Automatic 25 32 $10,090 $10,540
4-Door Wagon Cinco Manual 26 33 $10,670 $11,165
4-Door Wagon Cinco Automatic 25 32 $11,485 $12,040
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 33 $10,673 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,510 $12,330
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 33 $12,608 $13,510
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,260
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,665
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$161 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.1 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
94.9 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.9 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
56.4 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 14.7
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.9 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65TR14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65TR14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
104 @ 4700 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
104 @ 5800 140 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Saturn Ion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Indep Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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