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
Subcompact 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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
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 - -
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
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
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 NA 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.45 3.85 4.40
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 NA 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
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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