Compare 2008 Kia Rio vs 2008 Hyundai Accent

2008 Kia Rio
2008 Hyundai Accent
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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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3-Door HB Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual GS 27 32 $10,540 $10,775
3-Door HB Automatic GS 24 33 $11,495 $11,775
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 32 $12,593 $12,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 33 $13,548 $13,925
3-Door HB Manual SE 27 32 $14,169 $14,575
3-Door HB Automatic SE 24 33 $14,933 $15,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,465
$10,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,890
$10,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$182 / month
$180 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.4
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. The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 92.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 159.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.9
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 - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x -TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.7 33.1
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/70TR14
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/70TR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2365 2467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 106 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.06
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 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 3 Door HB Coupe
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Hyundai Accent
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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