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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Honda Civic Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Hybrid 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 Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic Hybrid as you will in the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2014 Honda
Civic Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,635
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2013 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,900 - $31,950
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 44 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 47 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*: $22,882 $24,210 - $29,555

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