Compare 2014 Kia Rio vs 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

2014 Kia Rio
2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,646 $13,900
5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,741 $14,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,508 $15,000
5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,598 $15,090
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,041 $16,800
5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,241 $17,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,088 $17,900
5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,278 $18,090
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
4-Door Sedan RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,646
$13,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,900
$14,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$232 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.80
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.70
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 90.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.40
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.80
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 173.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65R15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2410 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (Est) 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.3
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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