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Selected Style 2010 Kia Spectra 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 28 34 $11,470 $11,695
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 28 34 $13,330 $13,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 36 $14,200 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 28 34 $13,990 $14,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 36 $14,830 $15,795
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 28 34 $13,430 $13,895
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 27 36 $14,290 $14,795
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 28 34 $14,270 $15,195
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 27 36 $15,110 $16,095
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$195 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Kia Rio has a little more personality than some other inexpensive small cars, but low safety scores and a lack of refinement hamper its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 34 mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8
Passenger Capacity 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 167.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.7
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 6000
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.04
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Trans Type 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
Trans Order Code NA
Body Style 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Kia Rio
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8
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