Compare 2010 Kia Forte vs 2010 Scion tC

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Scion tC
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $17,005 $17,900
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 6.0 21 29 $18,449 $19,420
tC 2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,245 $17,100
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 6.0 20 27 $17,689 $18,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,190
$17,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,995
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down. The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would indicate.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 84.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 50.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.83 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)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.59 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2740 2987
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 161 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.20
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.15
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7

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