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.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
55 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 14.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2863 2844
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 6500 173 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 - 0.52 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.06
Trans Type
1 6
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.80
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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