Compare 2010 Honda Civic vs 2011 Kia Forte vs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2010 Honda Civic
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2011 Kia Forte
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
Select style
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
Select style
4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,984
$16,570
$15,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,255
$17,395
$16,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$271 / month
$290 / month
$274 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is a very livable way to save fuel without shouting your green credentials to the world. The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 35.0 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.0 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.7 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 96.8 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.9 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.3 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 178.3 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 14.7 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.9 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.62 14.2 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2652 2791 2881
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.4 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.38 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.63 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.88 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.38 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 4.21 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.80 1.56
Trans Type
5 6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Kia Forte Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.3 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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