Kia Rio vs Ford Fiesta - specifications

 Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 3Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi T’ium
On-the-road price/total as tested£14,295/£14,710£15,095/£15,715
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£6,247/43.7%£5,856/38.8%
Depreciation£8,048£9,239
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£427/£854£451/£902
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£1,827/£3,044£1,831/£3,051
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost7/£364/B/£208E/£321/B/£20
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£269 (3yrs)£160/£195/£225
Length/wheelbase4,045/2,570mm3,950/2,489mm
Height/width1,455/1,720mm1,481/1,722mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,396cc4cyl in-line/1,398cc
Peak power 89/4,000 bhp/rpm69/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 170/1,500 Nm/rpm160/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd manual/fwd5-spd manual/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel43 litres/foam40 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 288/923 litres295/979 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,293/397/1,100kg1,086/449/750kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.5 metres/0.32Cd10.2 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery7yrs (100k)/1 yr 3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 (1yr)/14012,500 (1yr)/781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.13th/9th20th/28th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars92/84/46/5 stars5/4/3/92 points*
0-60/30-70mph11.2/13.0 secs13.9/14.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.8/7.4 secs6.4/8.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 9.9/12.3 secs12.8 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 107mph/2,000rpm101mph/2,600rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.1/36.6/9.2m50.4/37.5/9.5m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph57/41/58/69dB60/44/58/69dB
Auto Express economy/range43.9mpg/415 miles43.8mpg/385 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 62.8/76.3/70.6mpg58.9/78.5/68.9mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 13.8/16.8/15.5mpl12.9/17.3/15.2mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket172/105g/km/15%173/107g/km/15%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesFive/yes/£200
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlYes/no/yesNo/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsNo/yes/yesYes/£750/£175
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£425/no/no£495/no/£425
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothNo/yes/yesDFO/yes/yes

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