Compare 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Kia Forte
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2-Door CVT EX-L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 31 41 $21,761 $23,425
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-T 31 41 $20,720 $22,300
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 41 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX-P 30 41 $19,377 $20,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT Touring 31 41 $24,261 $26,125
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 38 $17,711 $19,050
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX 31 41 $19,553 $21,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $20,479 $22,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Navi 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T 31 42 $20,627 $22,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $21,553 $23,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX 31 41 $18,072 $19,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $18,998 $20,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT Touring 31 42 $24,608 $26,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 27 40 $17,331 $18,640
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 35 $18,993 $19,990
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,991 $17,700
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,684 $15,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $19,367 $20,390
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic LX 25 33 $17,359 $18,090
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,740 $21,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,811 $20,990
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,895 $19,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,461 $21,690
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,521 $20,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,761
$18,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,425
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label. There's a lot of curb appeal in the 2016 Kia Forte, although lackluster safety scores and cabin-comfort shortcomings keep it from being another Kia high-achiever.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 14.9
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 2844
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 154 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 173 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 35
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.06
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.38
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.80
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
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
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