Compare 2018 Ford C-Max vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Ford C-Max
2018 Kia Rio
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FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD SE 42 38 $23,035 $24,120
FWD Titanium 42 38 $26,048 $27,275
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Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Automatic LX 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Automatic S 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Automatic EX 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,035
$13,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,120
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
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. 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 29 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
41 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 89.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 101.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
TDH NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TDH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2648
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 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 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 130 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
40 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 4.06
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.29
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.89
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 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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