Compare 2013 Honda Civic vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Kia Forte
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,707 $17,965
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,447 $18,765
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,447 $18,765
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,604 $20,015
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,919 $22,515
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,104 $22,715
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,308 $24,015
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,493 $24,215
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,892 $18,165
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,632 $18,965
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,632 $18,965
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,373 $19,765
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,373 $19,765
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,104 $22,715
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,289 $22,915
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,493 $24,215
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,095 $26,465
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,515 $27,965
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,627 $24,360
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,627 $24,360
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,738 $25,560
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,738 $25,560
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $24,016 $25,860
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $24,016 $25,860
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $25,127 $27,060
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $25,127 $27,060
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,892
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,165
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Honda Civic takes a step back in the right direction with an impressive feature set, a sophisticated new look, and much-improved refinement. It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 96.800
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.300
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 104.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 14.700
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 13.700
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.87 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.89 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.900
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 - 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)
2740 2729
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 6.400
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.308 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.870 1.960
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.949 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.235 1.250
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.727 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8
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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