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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.1 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.9 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 14.7
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 13.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.9 3.5
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P175/65TR14 P185/70R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 120
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2653
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Saturn Ion
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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