Compare 2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Kia Rio

2017 Chevrolet Sonic
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2017 Ford Fiesta
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2017 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 34 $15,739 $16,395
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 24 34 $17,443 $18,170
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 27 36 $19,598 $20,415
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 33 $14,539 $15,145
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 28 38 $16,828 $17,530
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual Premier 28 38 $18,931 $19,720
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1SD 24 34 $18,211 $18,970
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic Premier 27 36 $20,366 $21,215
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 25 33 $16,876 $17,580
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual Premier 28 38 $18,931 $19,720
Select style
S Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Hatch 27 35 $13,751 $13,960
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $13,456 $13,660
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $14,963 $15,190
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $14,667 $14,890
Fiesta ST Hatch 26 33 $20,822 $21,140
Fiesta Titanium Hatch 27 37 $18,667 $18,950
Fiesta Titanium Sedan 27 37 $18,371 $18,650
Select style
EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 27 36 $16,962 $17,755
Rio LX Automatic 27 36 $14,930 $15,395
Rio LX Manual 27 36 $13,902 $14,165
Rio 5-door SX Automatic 27 36 $19,801 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,739
$13,751
$16,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$13,960
$17,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$233 / month
$296 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
4.2
4.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun. The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors. The 2017 Kia Rio is a subcompact competitor that's falling behind the times. There are better cars out there for sure, but are there better deals?
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 37.2 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
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 51.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 159.7 172
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.1 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.7 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 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - 13.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.9 -
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)
9.0 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
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)
N/A - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 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
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
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)
2837 2537 2573
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 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)
2.94 3.61 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 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)
1.45 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)
4.50 3.85 4.40
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Kia Rio
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent 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 5.8 5.9
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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