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2013 Kia Forte 2012 Honda Civic 2012 Mazda Mazda3
     
4dr Sdn Auto 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
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • HF Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan with Navigation
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $16,400 $15,955 $15,200
Invoice $16,080 $14,846 $14,771
Avg. Paid $12,890 $12,180 $11,244

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.5 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.8 9.3
Performance 7.2 8.2 9.0
Interior 8.0 7.8 7.7
Operating Cost 8.3 8.4 8.1
Safety 9.0 9.7 9.2
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good amount of cargo space
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Precise steering
  • Peppy available engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Rough-riding SX trim
  • Uninspired handling in lower trims
  • Fully redesigned
  • Cramped back seat
  • Confusing navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic 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 2.0L/122
MPG 26 City / 36 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.300 105.1 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 177.3 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 69.0 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.500 56.5 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2791 2608 2866

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance 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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror 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 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.300 42.0 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.000 50.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.600 37.1 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 36.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 53.3 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.300 51.4 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.700 12.5 11.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard 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 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 156 @ 6200 140 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 144 @ 4300 128 @ 4300 135 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 33.900 34.8 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.700 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard