Compare 2012 Scion tC vs 2012 Kia Forte

2012 Scion tC
2012 Kia Forte
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,900 $15,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,880 $16,200
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,380 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,760 $17,600
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,240 $18,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,330 $18,200
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,710 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,190 $19,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,670 $19,600
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,670 $19,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,646
$14,900
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,575
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble. 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
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
48.5 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.98 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)
11.65 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)
37.4 33.9
Steering Type
Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 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)
3060 2729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.25
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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