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Compare 2014 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 Kia Rio

2014 Ford Fiesta
2014 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,041 $16,800
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,508 $15,000
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,088 $17,900
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,646 $13,900
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,241 $17,000
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,598 $15,090
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,278 $18,090
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,741 $14,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,571
$16,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,100
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that. The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 88.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57 60
Wheelbase (in)
98 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 59.9
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 171.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 11.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR15 P185/65TR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
99J NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.83
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.73
Trans Order Code
44C NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Kia Rio
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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