Compare 2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Kia Rio
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 27 36 $16,962 $17,755
Rio LX Automatic 27 36 $14,930 $15,395
Rio LX Manual 27 36 $13,902 $14,165
Rio 5-Door EX Automatic 27 36 $17,052 $17,905
Rio 5-Door LX Automatic 27 36 $15,027 $15,495
Rio 5-Door SX Automatic 27 36 $19,801 $20,905
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ES CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage ES CVT 37 43 $13,886 $14,195
Mirage ES Manual 33 41 $12,712 $12,995
Mirage GT CVT 37 43 $16,134 $16,495
Mirage SE CVT 37 43 $15,645 $15,995
Mirage SE Manual 33 41 $14,472 $14,795
Mirage G4 ES CVT 35 42 $14,864 $15,195
Mirage G4 ES Manual 33 40 $13,690 $13,995
Mirage G4 SE CVT 35 42 $16,624 $16,995

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,962
$13,886

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,755
$14,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$296 / month
$237 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

4.7
4.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Kia Rio is a subcompact competitor that's falling behind the times. There are better cars out there for sure, but are there better deals? The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage likely won't delight you or impress your passengers all that much, but it's a lot of efficient transportation for the dollar.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 37 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 43 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

88.4 86.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.1 51

Front Leg Room (in)

43.8 41.7

Front Hip Room (in)

52.1 48.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

31.1 34

Front Head Room (in)

40 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

51.2 49

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.1 51.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 37.3

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

57.3 59.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

60 55.7

Wheelbase (in)

101.2 96.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.7 65.6

Track Width, Front (in)

59.8 56.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 6.3

Length, Overall (in)

172 149.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.7 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.2

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 47

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes -

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 7

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 7

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.1 9

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

11.4 9.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

33.5 30.2

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2573 2073

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 85

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

123 @ 4850 74 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6 L/97 1.2 L/73

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 78 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-3

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 43

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 37

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.40 4.01 - 0.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.06 3.76

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.83 -

Trans Type

6 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.44 3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.73 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.39 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Kia Rio Mitsubishi Mirage

Body Style

Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

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

5.9 4.5

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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