2007 Kia Rio vs. 2006 Kia Rio

To start off, 2007 Kia Rio is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Kia Rio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Kia Rio would be higher. At 1,493 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Kia Rio is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Kia Rio (97 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2007 Kia Rio. (94 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Kia Rio should accelerate faster than 2007 Kia Rio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Kia Rio weights approximately 89 kg more than 2007 Kia Rio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Kia Rio (132 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Kia Rio. (125 Nm @ 6500 RPM). This means 2006 Kia Rio will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Kia Rio. 2007 Kia Rio has automatic transmission and 2006 Kia Rio has manual transmission. 2006 Kia Rio will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Kia Rio will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Kia Rio 2006 Kia Rio
Make Kia Kia
Model Rio Rio
Year Released 2007 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1399 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 94 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 132 Nm
Torque RPM 6500 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 168 km/hour 175 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 14.5 seconds 11.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1064 kg 1153 kg
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2420 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.9 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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