Compare 2004 Kia Spectra vs 2004 Toyota Corolla

2004 Kia Spectra
2004 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Base 24 32 $11,090 $11,820
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 32 $11,925 $12,620
4-Door Sedan Automatic Base 22 30 $11,980 $12,795
5-Door HB Manual GS 24 32 $12,290 $13,040
4-Door Sedan Manual LS 24 32 $12,145 $13,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $12,815 $13,595
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 32 $12,870 $13,750
5-Door HB Automatic GS 22 30 $13,175 $14,015
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 30 $13,005 $14,025
5-Door HB Manual GSX 24 32 $13,250 $14,090
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $13,745 $14,725
5-Door HB Automatic GSX 22 30 $14,110 $15,065
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4-Door Sedan Manual CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 40 $12,550 $13,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 29 38 $13,290 $14,370
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 40 $13,135 $14,515
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,374 $14,780
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,098 $15,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,090
$12,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,820
$13,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$197 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 90.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 13.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.88 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 2505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4900 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 1.8L/108
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
124 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Torsion Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2

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