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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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,092
4,737 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,795
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,860
47 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

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

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
20
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
42 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 Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 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
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 182.3 in
Width 73.2 in 70.8 in
Height 57.7 in 55.7 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
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red

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