Compare 2012 Kia Rio vs 2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Hyundai Accent
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,145
$12,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,400
$12,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$209 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
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. Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 51.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 89.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 101.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 11.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2396
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.76
Clutch Size (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Hyundai Accent
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
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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