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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
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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
$14,923
$13,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$13,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / 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
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.100
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 31.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 88.400
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 171.900
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.000
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 101.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 67.700
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.700
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.300 x 0.400
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 10.100 x 0.900
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 11.400
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 33.500
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 15.500
Tires
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 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)
2804 2403
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.890
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.700
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.830
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.760
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.200
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.280
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Kia Rio
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.790
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 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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