Compare 2010 Kia Forte vs 2010 Scion tC

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Scion tC
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,245 $17,100
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $17,005 $17,900
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 6.0 20 27 $17,689 $18,620
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 6.0 21 29 $18,449 $19,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,430
$16,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,695
$17,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$228 / month
$285 / 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 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
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
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2707 2932
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.05
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Scion tC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6

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