Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Scion tC

2013 Kia Forte
2013 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 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,739 $19,725
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 8.0 23 31 $21,723 $22,865
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,789 $18,725
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 8.0 23 31 $20,725 $21,815
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$18,739
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,800
$19,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$329 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest. Not quite fast, and not quite nimble, the latest Scion tC is on its way to developing an interesting personality.
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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)
53.300 48.50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 55.40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.800 90.00
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 36.40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 52.10
Front Leg Room (in)
43.300 41.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.000 52.60
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 37.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.300 60.60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.900 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 174.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.500 55.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 61.40
Wheelbase (in)
104.300 106.30
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 70.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.700 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.70
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
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)
13.700 14.50
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 14.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.900 37.40
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.890 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 3115
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)
6.300 6.30
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 Direct 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)
1.800 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.380 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.630 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.380 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.210 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 Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.1
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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