Compare 2013 Scion tC vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Scion tC
2013 Kia Forte
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,789 $18,725
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,739 $19,725
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 8.0 23 31 $20,725 $21,815
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 8.0 23 31 $21,723 $22,865
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,789
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,725
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Not quite fast, and not quite nimble, the latest Scion tC is on its way to developing an interesting personality. It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what 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 Leg Room (in)
34.60 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
37.70 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
48.50 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.40 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.00 96.800
Second Head Room (in)
36.40 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.10 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 43.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.60 53.000
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.30 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
174.00 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
55.70 57.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.40 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 104.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.70 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.700
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.50 13.700
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.80 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.40 33.900
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 2729
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.40 6.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.250
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.960
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
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
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 8
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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