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2021 Honda Civic EX FWD
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2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,090
Invoice
$22,050
Average Price Paid
$22,548
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2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
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2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
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Specs

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
32 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
42 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
158 hp @ 6,500 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.6:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 985 lbs 884 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 182.7 in
Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Height 55.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Snow White Pearl

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