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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 36 $14,200 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 28 34 $13,990 $14,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 36 $14,830 $15,795
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 28 34 $13,430 $13,895
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 27 36 $14,290 $14,795
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 28 34 $14,270 $15,195
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 27 36 $15,110 $16,095
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
$11,470
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,695
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$195 / month
$193 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. 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 28 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2 84.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 50.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 167.3 150.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.0
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
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
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 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) NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.7 30.8
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65R14
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - 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) - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 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) 1.04 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Toyota Yaris
Body Style 4dr Sdn 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 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 w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 -
 
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