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2013 Kia Rio 2013 Ford Fiesta 2013 FIAT 500
     
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
Pop
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Sport Cattiva
  • Gucci
  • Lounge
  • Turbo
  • Turbo Cattiva
  • Pop
  • Abarth
  • Gucci
  • Lounge
  • Abarth

Prices

MSRP $14,700 $13,200 $16,195
Invoice $14,200 $12,705 $15,746
Avg. Paid $13,386 $11,585 $12,217

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.2 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.1 7.5
Performance 7.8 8.6 7.5
Interior 8.2 8.3 6.4
Operating Cost 8.4 8.5 8.5
Safety 8.5 9.3 8.5
Reliability 3.5 2.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of available features
  • Composed ride
  • Upscale cabin
  • Ample cargo space in hatchback
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Peppy available engines
  • Easy to park
Cons
  • Rival cars are more agile and fun to drive
  • Confusing audio controls
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Very cramped rear seat
  • Base model’s limited passing power

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.4L/83
MPG 28 City / 36 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy 31 City / 40 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.200 98.000 90.6
Length, Overall (in) 171.900 173.600 139.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.700 67.800 64.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 58.000 59.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2578 2363

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.400 85.100 75.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.100 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.200 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.100 52.700 49.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.100 50.600 47.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.600 37.100 35.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.100 31.200 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.100 49.000 46.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.200 49.200 42.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.700 12.800

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/97 1.4L/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 101 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.500 34.400 30.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 39 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.400 12.000 10.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard