Kia Optima vs Honda Civic Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,817
4 listings nationwide

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2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
MSRP
$23,600
Invoice
$21,924
Average Price Paid
$21,852
201 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,428
Good Price
$25,250
Great Price
$24,577
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
Fair Price
$22,656
Good Price
$21,227
Great Price
$20,409

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,397
7 listings nationwide

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2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,957
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

Minor design tweaks, more standard safety and convenience features, and more manual transmissions arrive as the standout changes for the Civic's 2020 model year. Last redesigned for th...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
50
JUSTIN writes:
Good A-to-B car, has lots of room for the segment, decent power. Not very exciting, but makes a terrific da...
Family Car Ranked 2020 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"More space, has 4-doors, softer ride."
Value Ranked 2020 Hyundai Veloster N FWD better.
"A lot of technology and research geared toward better sports performance makes it more valuable. It has an LSD, dynamic exhaust, dynamic suspension, a better sound system, better infotainment, better aerodynamics, bigger brakes, the list goes on. They’re definitely for a sportier drive but I like that because that’s what I was looking for. "
5
GuruMHYM3 writes:
electric seat in front - still requires moving back and raising steeting wheel to exit
GuruF8H9F writes:
Love the way it handles

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
2.87 in x 3.52 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 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 11.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 177.3 in
Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Height 57.7 in 54.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD

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