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2017 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Optima.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Kia Optima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Optima. The Honda Civic has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2017 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,740 - $26,600

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
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City MPG: 28 - 32 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,424 - $24,701 $21,396 - $33,435

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.