Compare 2012 Kia Forte vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Scion tC
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,760 $17,600
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,880 $16,200
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,190 $19,100
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,900 $15,200
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,240 $18,100
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,670 $19,600
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,330 $18,200
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,670 $19,600
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,380 $17,200
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,710 $18,600
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,760
$18,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,600
$19,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Brakes
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 - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2791 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 180 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Scion tC
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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