Compare 2018 Ford Fiesta vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Ford Fiesta
2018 Kia Rio
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S Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Hatch 27 35 $14,287 $14,505
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $13,992 $14,205
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $15,499 $15,735
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $15,203 $15,435
Fiesta ST Hatch 26 33 $20,966 $21,285
Fiesta Titanium Hatch 27 37 $19,203 $19,495
Fiesta Titanium Sedan 27 37 $18,907 $19,195
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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
$14,287
$17,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,505
$18,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.3
5.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The teensy 2018 Ford Fiesta lives its best life as a scintillating turbo-4 ST. 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
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 89.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 60
Wheelbase (in)
98 101.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
159.7 172.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
25.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.7
Brakes
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 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2537 2714
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 130 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
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)
3.61 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.73
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Kia Rio
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 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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