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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,245 $17,100
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $17,005 $17,900
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 6.0 20 27 $17,689 $18,620
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 6.0 21 29 $18,449 $19,420
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,245
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,100
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would indicate. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 47.3 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.59 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 33.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 2707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.19
Trans Type 5 5
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Scion tC Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
 
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