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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 28 34 $11,470 $11,695
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 28 34 $13,330 $13,795
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 28 34 $13,430 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 36 $14,200 $14,695
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 27 36 $14,290 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 28 34 $13,990 $14,895
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 28 34 $14,270 $15,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 36 $14,830 $15,795
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 27 36 $15,110 $16,095
5-Door HB LS
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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
$11,470
$11,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,695
$11,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$195 / month
$199 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Kia Rio has a little more personality than some other inexpensive small cars, but low safety scores and a lack of refinement hamper its appeal. 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 28 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2 90.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
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) 167.3 154.3
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
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) NA 10.1 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) 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 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QUK
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365 2546
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cylinder
Fuel System MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500 105 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LXV
Displacement 1.6L/98 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000 106 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 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) 1.04 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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Chevrolet Aveo
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 Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
 
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