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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
5-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,145
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,400
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$255 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4 90.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 57.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.9 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 12.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
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) 2403 2496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 5.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 8.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.30
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Honda Fit
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.87
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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
Rollover Rating
 
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