Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,433 $24,150
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,544 $25,350
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,118 $21,650
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,877 $23,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,136 $22,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,784 $28,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,043 $28,050
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,359 $19,750
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,627 $27,600
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,496 $21,250
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $21,732 $22,800
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $21,732 $22,800
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,323 $18,950
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,323 $18,950
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,031 $19,700
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,031 $19,700
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $22,786 $23,800
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $19,881 $20,600
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,881 $20,600
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,826 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,035 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,286 $22,290
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $21,859 $22,890
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,473 $20,390
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,519 $19,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,433
$20,496
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,150
$21,250
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$354 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value. The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 95.8 96
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.7 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.3 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.9 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 181.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4 15.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 8 10.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 2857 2903
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 17 X 7
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 128 @ 5500 147 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 156 @ 1400 132 @ 4500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 33 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.12 4.89
Trans Type
1 7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 5.10 2.82
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.81 2.68 - 0.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 4.9 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 120
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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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2020 Civic is in showrooms
  • Up to $750 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2020 Elantra available; 2019s sold out
  • Rebates: Up to $1,500 stackable cash
  • Finance: 0% APR
  • Lease: From $149 for 36 months (SE)
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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2020 Fortes available; 2019s sold out
  • Cash: Up to $1,750
  • Finance: 0.0% for 60 months
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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