Compare 2005 Kia Rio vs 2005 Nissan Sentra

2005 Kia Rio
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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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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 S 28 34 $14,602 $15,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 177.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 11.6
Brakes
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 - - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.48
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.7
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.9 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P195/60HR15
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 - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2513
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Indep Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
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 -

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