Compare 2009 Hyundai Accent vs 2008 Kia Rio

2009 Hyundai Accent
2008 Kia Rio
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3-Door HB Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accent 3-Door HB Automatic GS 26 35 $11,777 $12,070
Accent 3-Door HB Automatic SE 26 35 $15,406 $15,870
Accent 3-Door HB Manual GS 27 33 $9,872 $9,970
Accent 3-Door HB Manual GS w/Popular Pkg 27 33 $10,822 $11,070
Accent 3-Door HB Manual SE 27 33 $14,642 $15,070
Accent 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 35 $13,544 $13,920
Accent 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 33 $12,589 $12,920
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
Rio 5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,777
$12,970
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,070
$13,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$201 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Hyundai Accent is an affordable, if underpowered, economy vehicle with a tasteful interior. The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 92.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
159.3 166.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x -TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.1 33.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70TR14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70TR14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2504 2403
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.7 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
106 @ 4500 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.58
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.85 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door HB Coupe 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Accent Kia Rio
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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