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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 13.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.9 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 11.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/70R14
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) 2403 2396
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front 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
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
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 123 @ 4850
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 28 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 32 (Est)
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Hyundai Accent
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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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