Compare 2019 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2019 Kia Rio

2019 Chevrolet Sonic
2019 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 26 34 $16,118 $16,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 26 34 $17,949 $18,620
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 26 34 $19,974 $20,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 27 38 $14,864 $15,420
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 27 38 $17,274 $17,920
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual Premier 27 38 $19,299 $20,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1SD 26 34 $18,720 $19,420
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic Premier 26 34 $20,745 $21,520
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $17,371 $18,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual Premier 26 35 $19,299 $20,020
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LX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,936 $15,390
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,713 $16,190
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $16,003 $16,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,118
$14,936
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,720
$15,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology. The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 60
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 101.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 33.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2714
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 410
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 130 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.73
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.83
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 5.5
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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