Compare 2012 Scion xD vs 2012 Kia Rio

2012 Scion xD
2012 Kia Rio
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,577 $15,345
5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,337 $16,145
5-Door HB Manual Release Series 4.0 27 33 $15,436 $16,250
5-Door HB Automatic Release Series 4.0 27 33 $16,196 $17,050
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,577
$13,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$13,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$223 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not as much fun as its styling suggests, but the 2012 Scion xD has a low base price and offers lots of accessories. The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
96.9 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
154.7 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 11.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.56 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R16 P185/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2625 2403
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.76
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.28
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion xD Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
L-Arm MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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