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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 Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,829 $21,600
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $23,118 $24,150
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $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 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$20,829
$21,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$21,600
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$360 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
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
- 33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
- 41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.7 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 40.3 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 51.9 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 95.8 96
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.4 53
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 181.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 14.4 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 17.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 2857 2903
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Engine
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 33 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 36 33
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 4.12 4.89
Trans Type
1 7 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88 -
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 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
  • Rebate: No cash offers
  • Lease: From $250/mo. (Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2020 Elantra available
  • Rebates: Up to $2,500 stackable cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $139 for 36 months (SE)
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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2020 Kia Fortes in stock; 2021s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $2,500 rebate on 2020s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 60 months on 2020s
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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