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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.9 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
56.4 58.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.9 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65TR14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65TR14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
104 @ 5800 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
104 @ 4700 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Saturn Ion
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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