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Compare 2012 Kia Forte vs 2012 Scion xB

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Scion xB
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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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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $16,387 $17,250
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic Release Series 9.0 22 28 $18,107 $19,060
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $15,485 $16,300
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual Release Series 9.0 22 28 $17,205 $18,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,760
$16,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,600
$17,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
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. Trendy or odd, the Scion xB jams plenty of space and versatility into its compact footprint.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 110.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 167.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 69.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 11.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2791 3084
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.41
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Scion xB
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 (2011)
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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