Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Toyota Matrix

2013 Kia Forte
2013 Toyota Matrix
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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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5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD 25 32 $19,008 $20,115
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $20,733 $22,415
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $19,846 $21,455
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual L FWD 26 32 $18,216 $19,275
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $18,745 $20,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$19,008
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,800
$20,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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. With the frugality of a Corolla and hatchback versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix delivers on practicality but falls short if you expect a hot hatch.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.300 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.800 94.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.300 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.000 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.300 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.900 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 171.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.500 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.300 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.700 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 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 - 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.700 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.900 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.890 3.1
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 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2791 2888
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)
6.300 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.210 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.800 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.380 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.630 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.880 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.380 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Toyota Matrix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
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 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
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
--
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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