Compare 2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

2019 Kia Rio
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
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LX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,936 $15,390
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,713 $16,190
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $16,003 $16,490
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ES CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage ES CVT 36 43 $14,667 $14,995
Mirage ES Manual 33 41 $13,493 $13,795
Mirage GT CVT 36 43 $16,625 $16,995
Mirage LE CVT 36 43 $15,499 $15,845
Mirage RF CVT 36 43 $15,142 $15,490
Mirage SE CVT 36 43 $16,135 $16,495
Mirage G4 ES CVT 35 41 $15,645 $15,995
Mirage G4 ES Manual 33 40 $14,472 $14,795
Mirage G4 RF CVT 35 41 $16,120 $16,490
Mirage G4 SE CVT 35 41 $17,114 $17,495

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,936
$14,667

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,390
$14,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$257 / month
$250 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.2
3.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior. The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage challenges the assumption that there are no bad new cars anymore.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 36 mpg

Highway

37 mpg 43 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89.9 86.2

Second Hip Room (in)

52.4 46.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.1 51.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 37.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.3 51

Front Leg Room (in)

42.1 41.7

Front Hip Room (in)

52.9 48.8

Second Leg Room (in)

33.5 34.2

Front Head Room (in)

38.9 39

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.8 56.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 6.3

Length, Overall (in)

172.6 149.4

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 59.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

60 55.7

Wheelbase (in)

101.6 96.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.9 65.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.7 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.1

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 47

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 9

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

8 7

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

8 7

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

11.9 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)

2714 2073

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel 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

Steel Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 85

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

119 @ 4850 74 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6 L/97 1.2 L/73

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

130 @ 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)

32 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

37 43

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 36

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.40 4.01 - 0.55

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

5.5 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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