Compare 2011 Honda Civic vs 2011 Kia Forte

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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,571
$14,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,805
$14,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.70 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 14.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2630 2729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.25
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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