Compare 2010 Honda Civic vs 2010 Kia Forte

2010 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,433
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,655
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Honda Civic has a level of sophistication and refinement not possessed by most other small car models, with good safety and overall frugality. But if you like to carry cargo or backseat passengers, you can do better. The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2630 2707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.19
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -

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