Compare 2022 Chevrolet Spark vs 2021 Kia Rio

2022 Chevrolet Spark
2021 Kia Rio
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4-Door HB CVT 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 4-Door HB CVT 1LT 30 38 $16,085 $16,600
Spark 4-Door HB CVT 2LT 30 38 $17,538 $18,100
Spark 4-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 37 $17,151 $17,700
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LS 30 38 $14,244 $14,700
Spark 4-Door HB Manual 1LT 29 38 $15,019 $15,500
Spark 4-Door HB Manual 2LT 29 38 $16,473 $17,000
Spark 4-Door HB Manual ACTIV 29 37 $16,085 $16,600
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LS 29 38 $13,178 $13,600
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LX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX IVT 33 41 $15,576 $16,050
Rio S IVT 33 41 $16,197 $16,690
Rio 5-Door S IVT N/A N/A $16,489 $16,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,085
$15,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,600
$16,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
5.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is basic transportation with few frills and fewer thrills. The 2021 Kia Rio feels bigger than its subcompact size, but skips some big-boy features.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 33 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.2 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
54.5 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
93.9 101.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.8 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.3 x - TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.8 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 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)
2312 2767
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 112 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LV7 NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 120 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.385 2.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MR8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.68 - 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Kia Rio
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 4.9
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2022 Chevrolet Spark
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