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Selected Style 3-Door LB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door LB Manual 29 36 $11,975 $12,605
3-Door LB Automatic 29 35 $12,735 $13,405
5-Door LB Manual 29 36 $12,260 $12,905
5-Door LB Automatic 29 35 $13,020 $13,705
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $12,696 $13,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $13,456 $14,165
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
$11,975
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,605
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$210 / month
$182 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Improved safety features make the 2010 Toyota Yaris an even more alluring package for those watching every penny in a new-car purchase. 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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.6 92.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 96.9 98.4
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type NA Pwr
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 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 11.9
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2311 2365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.4 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 103 @ 4200 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 106 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 32
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Toyota Yaris Kia Rio
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 -
 
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