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2013 Kia Forte 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2012 Honda Fit
     
4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 2dr Cpe Man EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB EX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Man SX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB SX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto SX
Sedan LS
  • Sedan LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Sedan ECO
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan LTZ
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $15,400 $16,800 $15,325
Invoice $15,100 $16,212 $14,926
Avg. Paid $12,777 $12,684 $12,411

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.4 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.1 9.6
Performance 7.2 8.4 8.3
Interior 8.0 8.5 8.9
Operating Cost 8.3 8.4 8.3
Safety 9.0 9.7 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good amount of cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Compliant ride
  • Fun to drive
  • Large/versatile cargo space
  • Great gas mileage
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Rough-riding SX trim
  • Uninspired handling in lower trims
  • Unimpressive fuel economy in base model
  • Ride can be harsh

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.300 105.7 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 181.0 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 70.7 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.500 58.1 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2729 3093 2496

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.800 94.6 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.3 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.300 42.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 54.8 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.000 53.0 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.600 37.9 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 35.4 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 53.9 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.300 52.4 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.700 15.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 156 @ 6200 138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 144 @ 4300 125 @ 3800 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 33.900 35.7 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.700 15.6 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.