Compare 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2014 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 Kia Rio

2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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2014 Ford Fiesta
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2014 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 $15,034 $15,420
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,382 $17,065
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 25 35 $17,788 $18,725
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 25 33 $19,940 $20,990
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,619 $16,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $16,958 $17,665
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 25 35 $18,358 $19,325
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,529 $21,610
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,041 $16,800
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,508 $15,000
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,088 $17,900
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,646 $13,900
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,241 $17,000
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,598 $15,090
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,278 $18,090
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,741 $14,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,034
$13,571
$16,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,420
$14,100
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$235 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that. The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2 43.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1 88.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57 60
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 173.6 171.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.8 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - 7.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 10.3
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4 11.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2578 2480
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 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 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW 99J NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MH9 44C NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.07 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.95 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.45 3.85 4.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.28 1.83
Trans Type
6 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.62 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.04 2.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Kia Rio
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.9 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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