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Selected Style 4-Door Manual DX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,900 $15,200
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,380 $17,200
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,670 $19,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,330 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,880 $16,200
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,240 $18,100
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,710 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,760 $17,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,670 $19,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,190 $19,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,846
$14,900
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,955
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$253 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.5 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.7
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80R16 - TBD -
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2608 2729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electonic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.43 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 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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