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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $16,122 $16,970
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $17,024 $17,920
5-Door Wagon Manual 10 Series 22 28 $18,250 $19,210
5-Door Wagon Automatic 10 Series 22 28 $19,153 $20,160
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,122
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,970
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$257 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Call it fashionable or not; the 2013 Scion xB offers box-on-wheels versatility, easy maneuverability, and a strong list of features, all at a very affordable price. 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 41.2 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.700
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 43.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.000
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 35.000
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³) 110.9 96.800
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 57.500
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.600
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 104.300
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.900
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.900
Length, Overall (in) 167.3 178.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 69.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 11.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.700
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 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) 14.0 13.700
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.900
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.200
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3027 2729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 6.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.960
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.970
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.300
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.250
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Body Style Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Scion xB Kia Forte
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 6.4
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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