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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $17,070 $17,900
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,930 $16,700
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,400 $14,900
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,530 $13,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,870 $17,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,730 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,200 $14,700
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,340 $13,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 29 37 $17,070 $17,900
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
4-Door Sedan S S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,340
$12,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,600
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$227 / month
$220 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 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
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.900 57.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.700 12.800
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.100 x 0.900 10.200 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.400 12.000
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - 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 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
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000
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
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.770 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.760 3.850
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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