Compare 2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Kia Forte

2015 Honda Civic
2015 Kia Forte
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2-Door CVT EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX 29 38 $19,692 $21,190
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 29 38 $21,035 $22,640
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L w/Navi 29 38 $22,423 $24,140
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,748 $19,090
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,952 $20,390
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,007 $18,290
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,266 $22,890
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,655 $24,390
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,451 $23,090
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires & Navi 22 31 $22,840 $24,590
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 47 $22,974 $24,735
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 47 $22,974 $24,735
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 47 $24,085 $25,935
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 47 $24,085 $25,935
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 47 $24,363 $26,235
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 47 $25,474 $27,435
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 47 $25,474 $27,435
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 47 $24,363 $26,235
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,355 $26,740
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG w/Navi 27 38 $27,865 $29,390
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX 30 39 $19,692 $21,190
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L 30 39 $21,220 $22,840
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Navi 30 39 $22,608 $24,340
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT HF 31 41 $18,628 $20,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,933 $19,290
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT SE 30 39 $18,581 $19,990
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,193 $18,490
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,451 $23,090
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,840 $24,590
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,636 $23,290
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 36 $18,432 $19,390
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,785 $17,490
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,587 $15,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $18,751 $19,690
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,647 $21,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,707 $20,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,653 $19,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,368 $21,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,698 $18,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,428 $20,590

Pricing

Invoice Price

$19,692
$18,432

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$21,190
$19,390

Monthly Payment Estimate

$353 / month
$323 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Honda Civic is refined, comfortable, and offers top-notch safety ratings and features. Reasonably well-rounded performance and attractive looks inside and out give the Forte lots of curb appeal, but disappointing safety scores and a lack of comfort mean that it isn't quite the high achiever that the larger Optima has been.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

29 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

38 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

82.6 96.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.2 54.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.2

Front Hip Room (in)

53.2 53.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

30.8 35.9

Front Head Room (in)

37.7 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

49 53.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 56.1

Second Head Room (in)

34.3 37.3

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

55 56.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.9 61.7

Wheelbase (in)

103.2 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69 70.1

Track Width, Front (in)

59 61.1

Length, Overall (in)

177.9 179.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.7 14.9

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 10.3

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 13.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.5 34.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2863 2844

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 90

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

143 @ 6500 173 @ 6500

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

129 @ 4300 154 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

29 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

33 29

Transmission

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

5.67 3.38

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 - 0.52 4.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.94 3.06

Trans Type

1 6

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.80

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.64

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.39

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte

Body Style

Coupe Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.4 6.1

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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