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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Optima Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Kia Optima Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2015 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,490 - $23,090

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 22 - 31 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 39 - 40
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,193 - $21,452 $24,350 - $29,670

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