Compare 2008 Kia Rio vs 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

2008 Kia Rio
2009 Chevrolet Aveo
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
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5-Door HB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
5.6
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
City
32 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 12
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.7 33.0
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P185/60R14
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P185/60R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2365 2546
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 106 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cylinder
Fuel System
- TBD - MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 105 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LXV
Displacement
1.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Chevrolet Aveo
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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