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Selected Style 4-Door Manual DX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,571
$14,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,805
$14,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 177.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.70 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2630 2729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.25
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.39 NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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