Kia Rio vs Kia Spectra Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD
MSRP
$16,050
Invoice
$15,576
Average Price Paid
$16,067
108 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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LX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,241
8 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,964
40 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Not all that long ago, Kia was known as a budget brand that made throwaway cars, but that has changed drastically over the years. The brand is now known for making value-packed vehicle...

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and grea...

The Good: The gas-saving 2009 Kia Spectra delivers basic comfort, steady perform...

The Bad: Iffy safety ratings, mediocre resale value and a noisy engine keep the...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD
No User Reviews
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
75
Cooters 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Love My Spectra — A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very in...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Melissa 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Over All Not A Bad Car. — It has a good get up and go but the seats could be built to be more comfortable. The braking is good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maria 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

A Great Car For Getting Along Especially Traveling — its a fine car just not fast enough for me, its appearance is great though very close to cute then f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 12.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 172.6 in 177.2 in
Width 67.9 in 68.3 in
Height 57.1 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2021 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
2009 Kia Spectra
EX

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