Compare 2012 Kia Rio vs 2012 Scion xD

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Scion xD
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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
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xD 5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,337 $16,145
xD 5-Door HB Automatic Release Series 4.0 27 33 $16,196 $17,050
xD 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,577 $15,345
xD 5-Door HB Manual Release Series 4.0 27 33 $15,436 $16,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,535
$15,337
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,300
$16,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars. It's not as much fun as its styling suggests, but the 2012 Scion xD has a low base price and offers lots of accessories.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 51.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 84.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 51.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 96.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 154.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 10.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 11.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 37.0
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2665
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 128 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 1.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Scion xD
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut L-Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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