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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
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
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $11,703 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,674 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,452 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,646
$11,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,900
$11,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$232 / month
$200 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. As one of the lowest-priced new cars, the 2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note are best matched up against a slightly upmarket late-model used car; while it's not sporty, it is roomy, with good packaging and lots of available technology.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 48.1
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 37
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4 90.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 51.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 10
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 8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2410 2363
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.04 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.39
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.05
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Nissan Versa
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 (Est) 6.0 (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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