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2010 Kia Forte EX

4dr Sedan

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring

4dr Sedan

2010 Kia Forte
(2010 Kia Forte 4dr Sedan shown)
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2010 Mazda Mazda3
(2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $15,995 $17,925
Destination Charge $695 $795
Invoice Price $15,230 $16,793
Total List Price $16,690 $18,720
Available Engines 156-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 144-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Acceptable Acceptable
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
10 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Air conditioning, front manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual N/A
Cargo net Available Available
Clock in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Available
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
urethane
urethane
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A
12V DC power outlet 2 2
Lighter elements N/A front
Ashtray N/A Standard
Overhead console mini with storage N/A
Floor console full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Down driver driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Available
Instrumentation analog digital/analog
Tachometer Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front front
Lighting - dome light regular fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
urethane
urethane
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A
Seats 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
cloth
Available:
leather
N/A
Entertainment 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single Standard:
in-dash mounted single
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Speakers 6 Standard:
6
N/A Available:
10 brand
Amplifier N/A Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard N/A
Safety and Security 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor N/A Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off N/A
Daytime running lights Standard N/A
Illuminated entry N/A Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 60/60,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 120/100,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/100,000 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 36/36,000
Exterior 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Antenna integrated roof window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Grille trim black w/chrome surround with chrome bar
Fog/driving lights N/A Available:
front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard N/A
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler Available:
wing
Available:
wing
Tires Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
N/A
Wheels Standard:
15" steel
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
steel
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps N/A Available
Mechanical 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type torsion beam multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Available
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
Available:
4-spd auto w/OD
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
N/A
Axle ratio Standard:
4.19
Standard:
4.11
Available:
3.68
Available:
3.46
Available:
3.10
N/A
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available
Specifications 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring
Exterior length 178.3 " 180.7 "
Exterior body width 69.9 " 69.1 "
Exterior height 57.5 " 57.9 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4
Horsepower 156 @ 6,200 rpm Standard:
148 @ 6,500 rpm
N/A Available:
144 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 144 @ 4,300 rpm Standard:
135 @ 4,500 rpm
N/A Available:
132 @ 4,500 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.39 / 3.39 " 3.44 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 2,707 lbs. Standard:
2,868 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,928 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,870 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,872 lbs.
Wheelbase 104.3 " 103.9 "
Front track 61.3 " 60.4 "
Rear track 61.6 " 59.8 "
Turning radius 16.9 ' 17.1 '
Drag coefficient .29 .29
Front legroom 43.3 " 42.0 "
Rear legroom 35.0 " 36.2 "
Front headroom 40.0 " Standard:
38.8 "
N/A Available:
38.1 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " Standard:
37.5 "
N/A Available:
37.4 "
Front hiproom 53.0 " 53.7 "
Rear hiproom 53.3 " 52.2 "
Front shoulder room 55.7 " 54.9 "
Rear shoulder room 54.7 " 54.0 "
Luggage volume 14.7 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.7 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 97 cu.ft. 94 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.7 gal. 14.5 gal.