Compare 2006 Kia Rio vs 2006 Volkswagen Golf

2006 Kia Rio
2006 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,350 $10,770
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,045 $12,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,855 $13,545
5-Door HB Rio5 Manual SX 32 35 $13,045 $13,750
5-Door HB Rio5 Automatic SX 29 38 $13,850 $14,595
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4-Door HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,350
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,770
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 88
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 164.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 11.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.7 35.8
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2365 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Indep Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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