Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Kia Forte

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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,423 $24,700
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $21,172 $22,200
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,855 $24,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $22,098 $23,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,416 $29,400
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,671 $28,600
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $23,139 $24,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $24,275 $25,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $20,268 $21,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,862 $23,050
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $26,392 $28,300
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $35,323 $37,895
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra N Line DCT 28 36 $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N Line Manual 25 34 $23,150 $24,100
Elantra SE IVT 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SEL IVT 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $22,050 $23,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,765 $22,790
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,338 $23,390
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,712 $19,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,423
$24,446
$22,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$25,450
$23,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$424 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.6
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The 2021 Kia Forte is a value-packed compact sedan, one that’s a half-step behind the class leaders.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 99.4 96
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36 38 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.7 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.5 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.6 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.2 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 184.1 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7 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)
- 14.2 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 2868 2908
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 132 @ 4500 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA STDEN1 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 6200 147 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 31 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 2.68 - 0.39 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.89 4.89
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.82 2.82
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
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 5.0 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
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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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Rollover Rating
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2021 Honda Civic
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