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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,646 $13,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,508 $15,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,041 $16,800
5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,598 $15,090
5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,278 $18,090
5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,741 $14,000
5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,241 $17,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,088 $17,900
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
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TCC Rating
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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. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 49
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 31.2
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4 85.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 58
Track Width, Rear (in) 60 57
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 98
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 7.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 12
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65TR15 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65TR15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2410 2578
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 -
Engine
Displacement 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA 99J
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.62
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code NA 44C
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.04 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.85
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Ford Fiesta
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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