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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
The Honda Civic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Rio, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Honda Civic is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Rio. 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 Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little wider than the Kia Rio, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Honda Civic, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Rio. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Rio, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,290 - $22,890

2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $18,240
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.98% --
City MPG: 22 - 29 27
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 --
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*: $17,008 - $21,267 $13,733 - $17,302

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