Compare 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2013 Ford Fiesta vs 2013 Kia Rio

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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2013 Ford Fiesta
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2013 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 35 $14,898 $15,280
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,248 $16,925
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 25 35 $17,655 $18,585
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,483 $15,880
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $16,824 $17,525
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 25 35 $18,225 $19,185
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,396 $21,470
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,730 $16,500
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,200 $14,700
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,870 $17,700
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,340 $13,600
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,930 $16,700
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,400 $14,900
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $17,070 $17,900
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,530 $13,800
Rio 5-Door HB Manual SX 29 37 $17,070 $17,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,898
$12,705
$15,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,280
$13,200
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$220 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort. Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling. 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
25 mpg 29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.600 52.100
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.200 31.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.100 40.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.200 51.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.700 53.100
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.100 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49.000 52.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.200 43.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 85.100 88.400
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.700 60.000
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98.000 101.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.800 67.700
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.700 59.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 173.600 171.900
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.000 57.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.800 13.700
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - 7.900 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.80 x - TBD - 10.200 x - TBD - 10.100 x 0.900
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA 10.300 x 0.400
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.000 11.400
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 - TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.300 15.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.50 34.400 34.500
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2578 2403
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.800 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW 99J NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 39 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29 28
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.070 3.270
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.950 1.390
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.45 3.850 4.400
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.280 1.830
Trans Type
6 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.760 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.610 3.440
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.040 2.720
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Kia Rio
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.900 0.790
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 5.6 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8 -
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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