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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2015 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Hybrid as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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

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2014 Honda
Civic Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,635

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
12 - 22
Highway MPG: 47 31 - 34
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*: $22,882 $20,715 - $33,140

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