Compare 2013 Honda Civic vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Honda Civic
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2-Door Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,447 $18,765
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,447 $18,765
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,604 $20,015
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,707 $17,965
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,919 $22,515
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,308 $24,015
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,104 $22,715
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires & Navi 22 31 $22,493 $24,215
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,627 $24,360
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,627 $24,360
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,738 $25,560
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,738 $25,560
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $24,016 $25,860
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $25,127 $27,060
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $25,127 $27,060
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $24,016 $25,860
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,095 $26,465
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG w/Navi 27 38 $26,515 $27,965
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,345 $20,815
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,734 $22,315
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,687 $22,265
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $22,076 $23,765
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,373 $19,765
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF PZEV 29 41 $18,373 $19,765
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,632 $18,965
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,632 $18,965
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,892 $18,165
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,104 $22,715
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,493 $24,215
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,289 $22,915
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,345
$16,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,815
$17,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$297 / 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 26 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.2 96.800
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 40.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 104.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 14.700
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.700
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.89 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 33.900
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
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)
2837 2791
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.800
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.380
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.630
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.880
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.380
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 4.210
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Kia Forte
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
18.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
15.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 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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