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2014 Kia Rio

2014 Chevrolet Sonic

  2014 Kia Rio 2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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Invoice $13,646 $13,815
27/37 25/35
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Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities. Read Full Review The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features. Read Full Review
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  • Sharp, Euro-styled exterior
  • On-point cabin
  • Smooth drivetrain
  • Features for the money


  • Tight cabin
  • Small back seat
  • Adequate, but not quick
  • Steering feel -- or lack thereof


  • Refined, smooth ride
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Comfortable, well-sized seats
  • Power and efficiency from turbo four
  • Aggressive, non-econobox design


  • Coarse, gutless base engine
  • Brakes could be firmer
  • Why isn't USB standard?
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