Compare 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2013 Kia Rio

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2013 Kia Rio
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5-Door Sportback FWD ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,713 $18,495
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,587 $21,495
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,340 $13,600
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,530 $13,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,200 $14,700
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,400 $14,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,730 $16,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,930 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,870 $17,700
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $17,070 $17,900
5-Door HB Manual SX 29 37 $17,070 $17,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,713
$13,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,495
$13,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$227 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Kia Rio is no longer an also-ran--it's a tough contender in a class filled with efficient, good-looking, smartly priced subcompacts.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.800 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 52.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 43.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.500 88.400
Front Hip Room (in)
53.300 52.100
Second Leg Room (in)
35.900 31.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.600 40.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 51.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 53.100
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
180.400 171.900
Height, Overall (in)
59.300 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.200 60.000
Wheelbase (in)
103.700 101.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.400 67.700
Track Width, Front (in)
60.200 59.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.800 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.600 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.700
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.000 x - TBD - 10.300 x 0.400
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.000 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.900 x - TBD - 10.100 x 0.900
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 11.400
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.900 15.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.800 33.500
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.090 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3021 2403
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.200
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.280
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.890
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.750 3.700
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.410 3.830
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.350 - 0.520 3.760
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Kia Rio
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.790 0.790
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 5.7
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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