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2010 Kia Forte EX

4dr Sedan

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring

4dr Sedan

2009 Toyota Corolla XRS

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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2009 Toyota Corolla
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MSRP $15,995 $17,925 $18,860
Destination Charge $695 $795 $750
Invoice Price $15,230 $16,793 $17,256
Total List Price $16,690 $18,720 $19,610
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) 158-hp, 2.4-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 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 25 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg 30 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 Good
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Acceptable Acceptable Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good - -
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
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 Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
N/A N/A Available:
immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive 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
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, 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
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 8 brand, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
10 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Available
Auxiliary visors dual N/A N/A
Cargo net Available Available Available
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Available Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
urethane
urethane leather
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A N/A
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2
Lighter elements N/A front Available:
front
Ashtray N/A Standard Available
Overhead console mini with storage N/A Available:
mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power Standard:
manual
N/A N/A Available:
power
Rear windows power power Standard:
manual
N/A N/A Available:
power
1-Touch Window Down driver driver Available:
driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Available N/A
Instrumentation analog digital/analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer N/A N/A Standard
Water temp gauge N/A N/A Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning N/A N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front front front
Lighting - dome light regular fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 N/A
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
urethane
urethane leather
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A N/A
Seats 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Front seat type bucket bucket sport
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard N/A
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
cloth Standard:
cloth
Available:
leather
N/A Available:
leather
Entertainment 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Speakers 6 Standard:
6
Standard:
6
N/A Available:
10 brand
Available:
8 brand
Amplifier N/A Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system N/A N/A Available:
with DVD
Navigation system N/A N/A Available
1st row LCD screen N/A N/A Available:
1
2nd row LCD screen N/A N/A Available:
2
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard N/A Available
Safety and Security 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor N/A Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off N/A N/A
Daytime running lights Standard N/A Standard
Illuminated entry N/A Standard Standard
Parking assist N/A N/A Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A N/A Available
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit N/A N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 60/60,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 120/100,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/100,000 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 36/36,000 Available:
36/36,000
Exterior 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Antenna integrated roof window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A N/A Available:
body-colored
Grille trim black w/chrome surround with chrome bar black
Fog/driving lights N/A Available:
front
front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light Standard:
light
N/A N/A Available:
deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard N/A Available
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler Available:
wing
Available:
wing
wing
Tires Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P215/45WR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A
Wheels Standard:
15" steel
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
steel
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent fixed interval
Mud flaps N/A Available Standard
Mechanical 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular sport
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type torsion beam multi-link torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Available Available
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
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
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
N/A N/A
Axle ratio Standard:
4.19
Standard:
4.11
Standard:
4.24
Available:
3.68
Available:
3.46
Available:
3.39
Available:
3.10
N/A N/A
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available Available
Specifications 2010 Kia Forte EX 2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS
Exterior length 178.3 " 180.7 " 178.7 "
Exterior body width 69.9 " 69.1 " 69.3 "
Exterior height 57.5 " 57.9 " 57.7 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Horsepower 156 @ 6,200 rpm Standard:
148 @ 6,500 rpm
158 @ 6,000 rpm
N/A Available:
144 @ 6,500 rpm
N/A
Torque 144 @ 4,300 rpm Standard:
135 @ 4,500 rpm
162 @ 4,000 rpm
N/A Available:
132 @ 4,500 rpm
N/A
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard Standard
Fuel economy - city 25 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 34 mpg 33 mpg 30 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.39 / 3.39 " 3.44 / 3.27 " 3.48 / 3.78 "
Curb weight 2,707 lbs. Standard:
2,868 lbs.
Standard:
2,877 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,928 lbs.
Available:
2,965 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,870 lbs.
N/A
N/A Available:
2,872 lbs.
N/A
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A N/A 3,836 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A N/A 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase 104.3 " 103.9 " 102.4 "
Front track 61.3 " 60.4 " 59.8 "
Rear track 61.6 " 59.8 " 59.9 "
Turning radius 16.9 ' 17.1 ' 18.1 '
Drag coefficient .29 .29 .31
Front legroom 43.3 " 42.0 " 41.7 "
Rear legroom 35.0 " 36.2 " 36.3 "
Front headroom 40.0 " Standard:
38.8 "
Standard:
38.8 "
N/A Available:
38.1 "
Available:
37.9 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " Standard:
37.5 "
Standard:
37.2 "
N/A Available:
37.4 "
Available:
37.1 "
Front hiproom 53.0 " 53.7 " 53.0 "
Rear hiproom 53.3 " 52.2 " 43.9 "
Front shoulder room 55.7 " 54.9 " 54.8 "
Rear shoulder room 54.7 " 54.0 " 54.6 "
Luggage volume 14.7 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft. 12.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.7 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft. 12.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 97 cu.ft. 94 cu.ft. Standard:
92 cu.ft.
N/A N/A Available:
91 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.7 gal. 14.5 gal. 13.2 gal.