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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$182 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
21 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 92.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 166.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 32.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact 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)
3100 2365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 NA
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 110 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.37
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.05
Trans Order Code
GVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Kia Rio
Body Style
2 Door HB 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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