Compare 2005 Kia Rio vs 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

2005 Kia Rio
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 25 31 $9,800 $10,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 24 31 $10,660 $11,095
4-Door Wagon Manual Cinco 25 31 $11,225 $11,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic Cinco 24 31 $12,045 $12,725
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2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,800
$9,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,195
$10,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$170 / month
$172 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.3 86.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
56.3 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
94.9 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.79
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 - 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.6
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.9 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2617
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
104 @ 5800 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
104 @ 4700 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 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 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
4dr Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Indep Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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