Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2010 Kia Spectra

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Kia Spectra
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5-Door CVT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
2010 Kia Spectra
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want to be seen in a smart, high-mileage hybrid but prefer to pinch pennies at the dealership, the 2010 Honda Insight is the way to go.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg -
Highway
43 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 -
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 -
Fuel System
MPFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
1.3L/82 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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