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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
3-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,465
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,890
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$182 / month
$193 / 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. The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2 84.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 50.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 96.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 150.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 9.32
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
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 11.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.7 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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 2295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 29
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 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Toyota Yaris
Body Style 4dr Sdn 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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 w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear NA Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
 
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