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Selected Style 4-Door Manual DX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,112 $15,305
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,846 $16,105
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,901 $17,255
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,635 $18,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,781 $19,305
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,515 $20,105
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,203 $20,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,615 $21,305
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,936 $21,655
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,166 $21,905
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,349 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,349 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,037 $22,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,771 $23,655
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,000 $23,905
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,184 $24,105
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,296 $15,505
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $14,984 $16,255
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,029 $16,305
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,717 $17,055
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,084 $17,455
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,635 $18,055
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,818 $18,255
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,368 $18,855
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,781 $19,305
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,515 $20,105
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,203 $20,855
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,615 $21,305
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,936 $21,655
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,349 $22,105
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,349 $22,105
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,533 $22,305
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,037 $22,855
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,771 $23,655
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,184 $24,105
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,367 $24,305
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,746 $25,190
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $21,766 $23,650
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Leather 40 45 $22,867 $24,850
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $23,601 $25,650
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,701 $26,850
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,445 $15,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 26 34 $15,193 $16,250
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,115 $16,520
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $15,417 $16,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $15,875 $17,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 26 34 $16,241 $17,750
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,347 $18,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,437 $20,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,296
$13,430
$14,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,505
$13,695
$15,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$228 / month
$258 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda Civic lineup rates well for safety, handling, and overall frugality, though those who plan to carry cargo or frequent backseat passengers should look elsewhere. The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down. The 2010 Toyota Corolla has two different personalities: a bare-basic entry-level model and the sporty—but pricey—Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 53.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.7 54.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.0 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 96.8 92.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.3 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 176.7 178.3 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.9 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 14.7 12.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.8 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.89 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2630 2707 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI - TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA - TBD - NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34 35
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.70 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code NA - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 4.19 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.91 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.19 1.31
Trans Type 5 5 5
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.39 - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.7 6.2
 
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