Compare 2012 Hyundai Accent vs 2012 Kia Rio

2012 Hyundai Accent
2012 Kia Rio
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accent 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
Accent 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
Accent 5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
Accent 5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
Accent 5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
Accent 5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,535 $16,300
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,010 $14,500
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,675 $17,500
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,145 $13,400
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,735 $16,500
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,205 $14,700
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $16,880 $17,700
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,335 $13,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,871
$15,535

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,295
$16,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$255 / month
$272 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we. The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

37 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

47.2 51.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 53.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89.7 88.4

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.4 52.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 43.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.3 52.1

Second Leg Room (in)

33.3 31.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.3 59.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

172.0 171.9

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 57.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.5 60.0

Wheelbase (in)

101.2 101.2

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.9 67.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.7 13.7

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

11.4 11.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.9 15.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.1 34.5

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.9 2.8

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P175/70R14 P185/65R15

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P175/70R14 P185/65R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2463 2403

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

14 x 5.0 15 x 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

14 x 5.0 15 x 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

5.7 6.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

123 @ 4850 123 @ 4850

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6L/97 1.6L/97

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

37 (Est) 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 (Est) 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 (Est) 31

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.83 1.83

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.44 3.44

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.72 2.72

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.93 3.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.39 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/manual shift Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.40 4.40

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Accent Kia Rio

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.9 0.79

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

- TBD - 5.9

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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