Compare 2009 Chevrolet Aveo vs 2009 Kia Rio

2009 Chevrolet Aveo
2009 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 25 35 $13,360 $14,075
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 25 35 $14,120 $14,875
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual 27 32 $11,045 $11,495
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 32 $12,550 $13,225
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 27 32 $13,305 $14,025
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,450 $14,175
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $14,355 $15,125
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,640 $13,325
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,550 $14,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,426
$13,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,965
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$235 / 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 2009 Kia Rio doesn't quite measure up in the details, but it's a pretty good choice among subcompacts.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 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
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 98.4
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
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - 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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6400 110 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3800 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LXV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 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 Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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