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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 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
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 ULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 1.8 S 28 34 $14,602 $15,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 S 28 34 $14,602 $15,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LEV SE-R 23 28 $16,555 $17,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LEV SE-R Spec V 23 29 $16,741 $18,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,800
$12,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,195
$12,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$170 / month
$215 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) 31.0 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.3 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 94.9 99.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 67.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 177.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 11.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 10.12 x 0.87
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.9 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.48
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Temporary
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
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 2513
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Temporary
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 104 @ 4700 129 @ 2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 104 @ 5800 126 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.33
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Nissan Sentra
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Indep Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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