Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Kia Forte
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT 31 40 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 38 $19,285 $20,750
Civic Coupe Sport CVT 29 36 $20,766 $22,350
Civic Coupe Sport Manual 25 35 $20,025 $21,550
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 30 37 $25,025 $26,950
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,062 $23,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,933 $21,450
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $21,414 $23,050
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,674 $22,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,915 $20,350
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,174 $19,550
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 29 37 $20,488 $22,050
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,748 $21,250
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,441 $27,400
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,681 $36,300
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte LXS IVT 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
Forte S IVT 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,646
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.3
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 2903
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 4.89
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.82
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
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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