Compare 2010 Scion tC vs 2010 Kia Forte

2010 Scion tC
2010 Kia Forte
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2-Door HB Manual
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,245
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,100
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 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
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
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 14.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.7
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 33.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 - TBD -
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 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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
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
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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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