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Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2013 Kia Forte 2013 Honda Fit 2013 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
Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 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 i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $16,400 $16,225 $16,700
Invoice $16,080 $15,798 $16,229
Avg. Paid N/A $14,145 $14,255

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.2 8.1 8.8
Interior 8.1 8.8 7.5
Safety 9.0 8.3 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.4 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many standard tech features
  • Logical interior controls
  • Outstanding warranty coverage
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Fun to drive
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Clunky manual transmission
  • Rough-riding SX trim
  • Poor handling from lower trims
  • Firm ride
  • Limited feature availability
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 26 City / 36 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.300 98.4 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 161.6 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 66.7 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.500 60.0 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2791 2577 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
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release 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
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional 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 90.8 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 40.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.300 41.3 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 52.7 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.000 51.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.600 39.0 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 34.5 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 51.3 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.300 51.3 52.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.700 11.8

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 Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard 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
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

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 1.5L/91 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 156 @ 6200 117 @ 6600 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 144 @ 4300 106 @ 4800 135 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 33.900 34.4 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.700 10.6 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam 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 Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard