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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Kia Optima Hybrid. 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage 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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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2015 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,990 - $32,150
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.75% --
City MPG: 27 - 31 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,332 - $24,609 $24,346 - $29,815

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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