Compare 2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Kia Rio
2019 Toyota Yaris
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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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L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yaris Sedan L Automatic 32 40 $16,033 $16,700
Yaris Sedan L Manual 30 39 $14,976 $15,600
Yaris Sedan LE Automatic 32 40 $16,993 $17,700
Yaris Sedan LE Manual 30 39 $15,936 $16,600
Yaris Sedan XLE Automatic 32 40 $17,953 $18,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,936
$16,033
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,390
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
5.0
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 fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 48.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.9 85.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 50
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 171.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 13.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 7.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.2
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 7.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 30.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2714 2416
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4850 103 @ 4000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.53
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Toyota Yaris Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.1
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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