Compare 2011 Honda Civic vs 2011 Kia Forte vs 2011 Scion tC

2011 Honda Civic
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2011 Kia Forte
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2011 Scion tC
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
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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
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,311 $19,275
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,361 $18,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,121
$16,570
$18,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,405
$17,395
$19,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$290 / month
$321 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. 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 Scion tC is not a tremendous value any more, but it finally has some character to call its own.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 35.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.0 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 53.3 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.7 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 96.8 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.7 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 178.3 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.6 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 34.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 2.9 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 14.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2652 2791 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200 180 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.88 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 4.21 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.80 1.42
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.63 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Kia Forte Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7 6
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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