Compare 2021 Kia Rio vs 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

2021 Kia Rio
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage
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LX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX IVT 33 41 $15,576 $16,050
Rio S IVT 33 41 $16,197 $16,690
Rio 5-Door S IVT N/A N/A $16,489 $16,990
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Carbonite Edition CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage Carbonite Edition CVT 36 43 $16,624 $16,995
Mirage ES CVT 36 43 $15,254 $15,595
Mirage ES Manual 33 41 $13,982 $14,295
Mirage LE CVT 36 43 $15,866 $16,220
Mirage SE CVT 36 43 $17,064 $17,445
Mirage G4 Carbonite Edition CVT N/A N/A $17,602 $17,995
Mirage G4 ES CVT N/A N/A $16,232 $16,595
Mirage G4 ES Manual N/A N/A $14,961 $15,295
Mirage G4 LE CVT N/A N/A $16,844 $17,220
Mirage G4 SE CVT N/A N/A $17,798 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,576
$16,624
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,050
$16,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
3.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Rio feels bigger than its subcompact size, but skips some big-boy features. The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is a cheap car that looks, drives, and feels like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.9 86.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 51
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 55.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 96.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 65.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60 56.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 151.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.4
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 9.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 30.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 2095
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 85
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 4500 74 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 1.2 L/73
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6300 78 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
MPI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 4.01 - 0.55
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.76
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Mitsubishi Mirage
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
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
4.9 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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2021 Kia Rio
  • 2021 Kia Rios available
  • Lease: From $249 per month
  • Cash: $750 customer cash
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR
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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 2021 Mirage refresh widely available
  • Lease: From $179 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months + $500 bonus
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