Compare 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Kia Rio
2018 Toyota Yaris
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Rio LX Manual 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Rio 5-Door EX Automatic 28 37 $17,915 $18,700
Rio 5-Door LX Automatic 28 37 $14,849 $15,290
Rio 5-Door LX Manual 29 37 $13,949 $14,200
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $15,916 $16,400
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3-Door L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yaris 3-Door L Automatic 30 35 $15,730 $16,385
Yaris 3-Door L Manual 30 36 $15,010 $15,635
Yaris 3-Door LE Automatic 30 35 $16,593 $17,285
Yaris 5-Door L Automatic 30 35 $16,090 $16,760
Yaris 5-Door LE Automatic 30 35 $16,954 $17,660
Yaris 5-Door SE Automatic 30 35 $18,296 $19,060
Yaris 5-Door SE Manual 30 36 $17,528 $18,260
Yaris iA Automatic 32 40 $16,369 $17,050
Yaris iA Manual 30 39 $15,313 $15,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,627
$15,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,400
$16,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$273 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash. The 2018 Toyota Yaris is two cars: a fun-to-drive sedan called the "iA," and a hatchback relic that's hard to recommend. Four doors=four thumbs up.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.9 84.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 50
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 98.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 155.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 7.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 31.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2714 2335
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4850 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 2.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.24
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Toyota Yaris
Body Style
Sedan Liftback
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
5.5 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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