Compare 2011 Kia Rio vs 2011 Toyota Yaris

2011 Kia Rio
2011 Toyota Yaris
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 28 34 $12,060 $12,295
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $14,480 $14,995
5-Door HB Rio5 LX 27 36 $14,570 $15,095
4-Door Sedan SX 27 36 $15,110 $16,095
5-Door HB Rio5 SX 27 36 $15,390 $16,395
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3-Door Liftback Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual 29 36 $12,629 $13,155
5-Door Liftback Manual 29 36 $12,917 $13,455
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $13,167 $13,715
3-Door Liftback Automatic 29 35 $13,397 $13,955
5-Door Liftback Automatic 29 35 $13,685 $14,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $13,934 $14,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,060
$12,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,295
$13,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$205 / month
$219 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Rio has a perky driving feel and roomy interior, though the lack of refinement, low safety scores, and dated styling limit its appeal. The 2011 Toyota Yaris is a great city car for cost-conscious commuters, though those who expect a top-notch list of connectivity features will be disappointed.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.9
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 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 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.1
Steering
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
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
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
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 2311
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 X 5.0 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 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)
0.83 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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