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Selected Style 3-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,856
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,550
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$193 / month
$182 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles. The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.6 92.2
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 150.6 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 96.9 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 25.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.32 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type NA Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 32.7
Steering Type Electric pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 2295 2365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA NA
Engine
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 106 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 103 @ 4200 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Yaris Kia Rio
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
 
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