Compare 2018 Ford C-Max vs 2018 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Ford C-Max
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2018 Hyundai Ioniq
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2018 Kia Rio
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Select style
SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Hybrid SE FWD 42 38 $23,035 $24,120
C-Max Hybrid Titanium FWD 42 38 $26,048 $27,275
Select style
Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ioniq Electric Hatchback N/A N/A $28,439 $29,500
Ioniq Electric Limited Hatchback N/A N/A $34,254 $36,000
Ioniq Hybrid Blue Hatchback 57 59 $21,504 $22,200
Ioniq Hybrid Limited Hatchback 55 54 $26,311 $27,550
Ioniq Hybrid SEL Hatchback 55 54 $22,974 $24,000
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback N/A N/A $24,117 $24,950
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Limited Hatchback N/A N/A $27,016 $28,300
Select style
EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Rio LX Manual 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Rio 5-Door EX Automatic 28 37 $17,915 $18,700
Rio 5-Door LX Automatic 28 37 $14,849 $15,290
Rio 5-Door LX Manual 29 37 $13,949 $14,200
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $15,916 $16,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,035
$28,439
$17,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,120
$29,500
$18,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$492 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
6.2
5.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid are comfortable and spacious, but their fuel economy is lower than virtually all hybrid competitors. With a plug-in hybrid joining hybrid and electric versions, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq normalizes green powertrains: it’s relatively fun to drive, and doesn’t look strange. New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.
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Fuel Economy
City
42 mpg 0 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 0 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.8 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.7 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.1 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 96.2 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.4 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.2 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6 60
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 101.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 71.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 176 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 57.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 23 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.6 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.2 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 - 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 34.8 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/55HR16 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
TDH NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/55HR16 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TDH NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3164 2714
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Electric Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI - Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 218 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
99U NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 - 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 118 130 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 - 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
40 - 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 - 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 150 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 136 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 122 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 124 -
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 7.41 3.06
Trans Type
1 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 4.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.83
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid Hyundai Ioniq Electric Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 - 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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