Comparison - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2018 - vs - Kia Rio EX 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
20,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
18,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.20gals
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#D78847
CAJUN RED
#B50125
ARCTIC BLUE
#99A7B4
KINETIC BLUE
#0360AB
SILVER ICE
#C4CDD6
MOSAIC BLACK
#0C0E10
IVY METALLIC
#1A4532
NIGHTFALL GRAY
#2D3230
RED HOT
#C50001
Color: 
Currant Red
#840C0B
Aurora Black
#141414
Deep Sea Blue
#32629B
Phantom Gray
#6C727E
Silky Silver
#DCDCDC
Clear White
#FCFCFC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster.

Pros
Comfortable front seats
Turbo four smooth, sporty
Quiet inside
Ample cargo space

Cons
Base engine gutless, harsh
Rear seat tight
It’s not a utility vehicle

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic ranked #2 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Sonic has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 87 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly and well-equipped infotainment system
Comfortable, roomy front seats for the class
Ample cargo room
Balanced, sharp handling

Cons
Below-average fuel economy with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Ride quality and highway composure
Peppy acceleration
Lack of road noise
Safety features
Front-seat comfort
In-cabin storage areas

Cons
So-so gas mileage in most versions
Mushy brakes
Modest backseat legroom
Cumbersome backseat folding (hatchback)
Rear visibility (hatchback)
Weak performance value of RS

By: 
cars.com

New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.

Pros
Quieter cabin
Composed ride compared to outgoing model
Cleaner lines, especially on hatchback

Cons
Pricey for its class
Base version isn’t well-equipped
Tapped and sapped at highway speeds
Conservative style

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Rio ranked #2 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Kia Rio has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 10 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly infotainment systems
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Nimble handling
Superb predicted reliability rating

Cons
Power windows and cruise control aren't standard features
No available navigation system

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Solid build,
compliant ride,
spacious front seat.

Cons
Manual transmission limited to base trim,
dearth of rear legroom,
no navigation option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
37.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
1.60L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
119ft-lbs
at 4 850rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
130hp
at 6 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
33.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.90in
172.60in
Width: 
68.30in
67.90in
Height: 
59.70in
57.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
99.40in
101.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
Front Hip Room: 
51.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
13.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2911.00lbs
2714.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Heated Passenger Seat
Leatherette
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In
15 X 5.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
185.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R15

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
DRUM
DRUM
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Performance Package
RS Package
EX Launch Edition
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Glass Sunroof
17" Silver Painted Wheels
17" Black Painted Wheels
17" White Painted Wheels
17" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
Black Bowtie
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
EC Mirror Compass And Homelink
Carpeted Floor Mats
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