Compare 2014 Honda Civic vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,915 $18,190
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,655 $18,990
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,859 $20,290
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX 29 38 $19,600 $21,090
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 29 38 $20,942 $22,540
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,173 $22,790
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
Coupe 2-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 29 38 $22,331 $24,040
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,562 $24,290
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,100 $18,390
4-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,841 $19,190
4-Door CVT HF 31 41 $18,535 $19,940
4-Door CVT EX 30 39 $19,600 $21,090
4-Door CVT EX-L 30 39 $21,127 $22,740
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,544 $23,190
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 30 39 $22,516 $24,240
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,260 $26,640
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $27,770 $29,290
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,100
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,390
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Honda Civic brings better refinement back to the lineup, but there's more to come, we're told. The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2754 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4300 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.26
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.31
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 8.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
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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