Compare 2019 Ford Fiesta vs 2019 Kia Rio

2019 Ford Fiesta
2019 Kia Rio
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S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $14,118 $14,260
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $15,633 $15,790
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $15,335 $15,490
Fiesta ST Hatch 25 32 $21,126 $21,340
Fiesta ST Line Hatch 27 35 $17,449 $17,625
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LX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,936 $15,390
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,713 $16,190
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $16,003 $16,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,118
$14,936
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,260
$15,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
3.7
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend. The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.1
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)
37.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.1
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)
173.6 172.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes 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
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 2714
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
Transmission
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)
3.61 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
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 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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