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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 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,465
$11,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,890
$11,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$182 / month
$199 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit. If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2 90.9
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 55.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 97.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 154.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 37.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - 7.8 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.95
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 12
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.7 33.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA QUK
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/60R14
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QUK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365 2546
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 95
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500 105 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LXV
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000 106 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cylinder
Fuel System - TBD - MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.55
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Chevrolet Aveo
Body Style 4dr Sdn 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear NA Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
 
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