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Chevrolet Spark vs. Kia Rio

In comparing the Chevrolet Spark to the Kia Rio, the Chevrolet Spark has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Kia Rio has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Spark versus the Kia Rio, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Chevrolet Spark versus Kia Rio Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Spark ranges from $12,996 to $19,387 while a used Kia Rio from the same model year range is priced between $14,443 to $20,990. For a new model, the Chevrolet Spark's price is between $14,593 and $19,087, with the Kia Rio priced between $16,394 and $20,006.

Chevrolet Spark versus Kia Rio Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Spark is 7.7 out of 10 while the Kia Rio's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Spark being ranked 21 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Kia Rio being ranked 14 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Spark’s base engine makes 98 horsepower, and the Kia Rio base engine makes 120 horsepower. The Spark is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 342 miles. The Rio is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are subcompact cars, the Chevrolet Spark has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room. The Kia Rio has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

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2022 Chevrolet Spark

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$14,593 - $19,087

Used Asking Price:

$12,996 - $19,387

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$16,394 - $20,006

Used Asking Price:

$14,443 - $20,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

16 / 51
20 / 51
21 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 51
8 / 51
14 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2LT Manual, LS CVT, 1LT CVT, ACTIV CVT, ACTIV Manual, 2LT CVT, LS Manual, 1LT Manual

Trim Levels

LX, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

94 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.044 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

120 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

112 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.043 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

261 / 342 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 41 / 36

Range (city/hwy):

393 / 488 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

50.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

49.8 inches

Cargo Space:

11.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2246 lbs

Width:

62.8 inches

Height:

58.4 inches

Length:

143.1 inches

Wheelbase:

93.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2767 lbs

Width:

67.9 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

172.6 inches

Wheelbase:

101.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P185/55R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 5.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P185/65R15