Compare 2013 Kia Rio vs 2013 Ford Fiesta

2013 Kia Rio
2013 Ford Fiesta
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,340 $13,600
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,530 $13,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,200 $14,700
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,400 $14,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,730 $16,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,930 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,870 $17,700
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $17,070 $17,900
5-Door HB Manual SX 29 37 $17,070 $17,900
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4-Door Sedan S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,340
$12,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,600
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$227 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Kia Rio is no longer an also-ran--it's a tough contender in a class filled with efficient, good-looking, smartly priced subcompacts. Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.200 49.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.100 52.700
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.100 49.000
Front Leg Room (in)
43.800 42.200
Front Hip Room (in)
52.100 50.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.400 85.100
Second Leg Room (in)
31.100 31.200
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.900 57.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.900 173.600
Height, Overall (in)
57.300 58.000
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.000 57.700
Wheelbase (in)
101.200 98.000
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.700 67.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.700 12.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.100 x 0.900 10.200 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x 0.400 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.900 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.400 12.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.500 14.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.500 34.400
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/60R15
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 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 4.800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.760 3.850
Clutch Size (in)
8.200 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.280 1.280
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.890 0.760
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.700 3.610
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.040 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.830 4.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 0.950
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.790 0.900
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist 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 5.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8
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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