Compare 2009 Chevrolet Aveo vs 2008 Kia Rio

2009 Chevrolet Aveo
2008 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
Aveo 5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
Aveo 5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
Aveo 5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870

Pricing

Invoice Price

$11,426
$12,970

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$11,965
$13,665

Monthly Payment Estimate

$199 / month
$228 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.6
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front. 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

27 mpg 29 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 38 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

51.6 50.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.2 92.2

Second Leg Room (in)

35.4 34.3

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 39.6

Second Hip Room (in)

52.8 50.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 53.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.8 53.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

56.3 57.5

Wheelbase (in)

97.6 98.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.3 66.7

Track Width, Front (in)

57.1 57.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.1

Length, Overall (in)

169.7 166.9

Height, Overall (in)

59.3 57.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.4 11.9

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.8 x 1.38 8.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.1 x 0.95 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

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12 11.9

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

33.0 33.1

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/60R14 P185/65R14

Rear Tire Order Code

QUK NA

Front Tire Size

P185/60R14 P185/65R14

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

QUK 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)

2568 2403

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

6.7 6.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

95 NA

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

105 @ 3800 107 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LXV NA

Displacement

1.6L/97.5 1.6L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

106 @ 6400 110 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4

Fuel System

MFI - TBD -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 38

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 29

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.33 2.18

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.95 1.58

Trans Order Code

MM5 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.94 4.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.97 0.69

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.55 2.85

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Aveo Kia Rio

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

McPherson strut Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/coil springs MacPherson Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.67 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion beam NA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Torsion Beam

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

8 -

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