Compare 2010 Kia Rio vs 2008 Toyota Yaris

2010 Kia Rio
2008 Toyota Yaris
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,470
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,695
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$195 / month
$193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
5.6
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
City
28 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 150.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 9.32
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.7
Brakes
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 -
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 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 Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 2295
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Toyota Yaris
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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