Compare 2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2015 Ford Fiesta vs 2015 Kia Rio

2015 Chevrolet Sonic
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2015 Ford Fiesta
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2015 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 $15,107 $15,495
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,555 $17,245
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 27 37 $18,696 $19,680
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 25 33 $20,277 $21,345
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,888 $14,245
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,220 $15,855
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 29 40 $17,323 $18,235
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual RS 27 34 $18,947 $19,945
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,692 $16,095
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $17,131 $17,845
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 27 37 $19,232 $20,245
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,847 $21,945
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,473 $14,845
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,796 $16,455
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 29 40 $17,893 $18,835
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,517 $20,545
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,914 $14,455
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $15,097 $15,685
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,715 $18,405
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,299 $14,855
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,482 $16,085
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,631 $21,435
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,100 $18,805
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,220 $16,990
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,733 $15,190
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,167 $18,090
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,732 $13,990
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,393 $17,190
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,831 $15,290
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,349 $18,290
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,733 $13,990

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,107
$13,914
$16,220

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,495
$14,455
$16,990

Monthly Payment Estimate

$258 / month
$241 / month
$283 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.6
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is comfortable, stylish, safe, and drives well, and almost completely blots out our memory of a much worse Chevy Aveo from the past. The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel. The 2015 Kia Rio is at least competitive among small cars if not the class leader, offering attractive design, plenty of features, and decent value.

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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

Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.60 49.2 51.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.40 52.7 53.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.3 85.1 88.4

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 Capacity

5 5 5

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.40 57.7 59.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

173.10 173.6 171.9

Height, Overall (in)

59.70 58 57.3

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 12.8 13.7

Brakes

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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

10.6 x 0.47 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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.2 12.4 11.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.5 34.4 33.5

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.8 - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - -

Tires

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

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAD NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2727 2578 2480

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

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

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

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850

Engine Order Code

LUW 99J-A NA

Displacement

1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36 37

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 28 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 31 31

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.89 1.28 1.83

Trans Type

6 5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.76 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.87 3.62 3.44

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.91 2.04 2.73

Trans Order Code

MH9 44C NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.47 4.07 3.06

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.44 0.95 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 NA 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.45 3.85 4.40

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Kia Rio

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

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

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 5.7 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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