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4dr Sedan Manual


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80


Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/98
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 104 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 104 @ 4700

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1
Length, Overall (in) 166.9
Wheelbase (in) 94.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.7
Track Width, Front (in) 56.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in) 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion


Vehicle Name Kia Rio
Body Style 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Rio


Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Indep
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P175/65TR14
Rear Tire Size P175/65TR14
Spare Tire Size


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.27
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403


Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5

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