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Compare Kia Optima vs Honda Civic 11 Sedan

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Neoscore
69%
38%
Pros
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Handsome styling
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Distinct styling
  • Good handling
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • No powerful engine options
  • Only available with small engines
  • CVT

Variants

1.6 T-GDI AWD
1.6T-GDI
2.0
2.0 Hybrid
2.0 LPI
2.5 T-GDI DCT
1.5 VTEC CVT
2.0 i-VTEC CVT
Si 1.5 VTEC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft
1.5 VTEC CVT408 L / 14.4 cu-ft2.0 i-VTEC CVT419 L / 14.8 cu-ftSi 1.5 VTEC399 L / 14.1 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
47.0 L / 12.4 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
1.6 T-GDI AWD468 kg / 1032 lbs1.6T-GDI468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0 Hybrid468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0 LPI468 kg / 1032 lbs2.5 T-GDI DCT467 kg / 1030 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
1.6 T-GDI AWDVentilated discs, 304.8 mm1.6T-GDIVentilated discs2.0Ventilated discs2.0 LPIVentilated discs2.5 T-GDI DCTVentilated discs, 345.44 mm
1.5 VTEC CVTVentilated discs2.0 i-VTEC CVTVentilated discsSi 1.5 VTECVentilated discs, 312.42 mm
Brakes | Rear
1.6 T-GDI AWDDisc, 284.48 mm1.6T-GDIDisc2.0Disc2.0 LPIDisc2.5 T-GDI DCTDisc, 325.12 mm
1.5 VTEC CVTVentilated discs2.0 i-VTEC CVTVentilated discsSi 1.5 VTECDisc, 281.94 mm
Chassis Type
Unibody
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
1.6 T-GDI AWD205/65 R16 95H, 235/45 R18 94V1.6T-GDI215/55 R17, 235/45 R182.0215/55 R17, 235/45 R182.0 Hybrid205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.0 LPI205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.5 T-GDI DCT245/40 R19 94W
1.5 VTEC CVT215/50 R17 91H, 235/40 R18 91W2.0 i-VTEC CVT215/55 R16 93H, 235/40 R18 91WSi 1.5 VTEC235/40 R18 91W, 235/40 R18 95Y
Turning Circle
11.0 m / 36.1 ft
11.6 m / 38.0 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
1.8 kWh (gross)
Body Style
1.6 T-GDI AWD4-door Hatchback1.6T-GDI4-door Hatchback2.04-door Hatchback2.0 Hybrid4-door hybrid Hatchback2.0 LPI4-door Hatchback2.5 T-GDI DCT4-door Hatchback
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1445 mm / 56.9 in
1.5 VTEC CVT1415 mm / 55.7 in2.0 i-VTEC CVT1415 mm / 55.7 inSi 1.5 VTEC1410 mm / 55.5 in
Size | Length
1.6 T-GDI AWD4905 mm / 193.1 in1.6T-GDI4905 mm / 193.1 in2.04905 mm / 193.1 in2.0 Hybrid4095 mm / 161.2 in2.0 LPI4905 mm / 193.1 in2.5 T-GDI DCT4905 mm / 193.1 in
4674 mm / 184.0 in
Size | Width
1.6 T-GDI AWD1859 mm / 73.2 in1.6T-GDI1860 mm / 73.2 in2.01860 mm / 73.2 in2.0 Hybrid1860 mm / 73.2 in2.0 LPI1860 mm / 73.2 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1859 mm / 73.2 in
1801 mm / 70.9 in
Track Width | Front
1.6 T-GDI AWD1618.0 mm / 63.7 in1.6T-GDI1618.0 mm / 63.7 in2.01618.0 mm / 63.7 in2.0 Hybrid1623.0 mm / 63.9 in2.0 LPI1623.0 mm / 63.9 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1610.0 mm / 63.4 in
1.5 VTEC CVT1547.0 mm / 60.9 in2.0 i-VTEC CVT1537.0 mm / 60.5 inSi 1.5 VTEC1537.0 mm / 60.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1.6 T-GDI AWD1626.0 mm / 64.0 in1.6T-GDI1617.0 mm / 63.7 in2.01625.0 mm / 64.0 in2.0 Hybrid1630.0 mm / 64.2 in2.0 LPI1630.0 mm / 64.2 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1.5 VTEC CVT1537.0 mm / 60.5 in2.0 i-VTEC CVT1565.0 mm / 61.6 inSi 1.5 VTEC1567.0 mm / 61.7 in
Weight
1.6 T-GDI AWD1507.0 kg / 3322.4 lbs1.6T-GDI1420.0 kg / 3130.6 lbs2.01415.0 kg / 3119.5 lbs2.0 Hybrid1495.0 kg / 3295.9 lbs2.0 LPI1410.0 kg / 3108.5 lbs2.5 T-GDI DCT1603.0 kg / 3534.0 lbs
1.5 VTEC CVT1363.0 kg / 3004.9 lbs2.0 i-VTEC CVT1305.0 kg / 2877.0 lbsSi 1.5 VTEC1339.0 kg / 2952.0 lbs
Wheel Size
1.6 T-GDI AWD6.5J x 16, 7.5J x 181.6T-GDI17 in, 18 in2.017 in, 18 in2.0 Hybrid16 in, 17 in2.0 LPI16 in, 17 in2.5 T-GDI DCT8.0J x 19
18 in1.5 VTEC CVT17 inch2.0 i-VTEC CVT16 inchSi 1.5 VTEC18 inch
Wheelbase
2850 mm / 112.2 in
2736 mm / 107.7 in

Performance

CO2 Emission
1.6 T-GDI AWD121 ~ 127 g/km1.6T-GDI121 ~ 127 g/km2.0129 ~ 132 g/km2.0 Hybrid79 ~ 85 g/km2.0 LPI128 ~ 131 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
Fuel Economy
1.6 T-GDI AWD8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)1.6T-GDI7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)2.07.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)2.0 Hybrid5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (combined) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)2.0 LPI9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)
1.5 VTEC CVT6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (combined) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)2.0 i-VTEC CVT6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (combined) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)Si 1.5 VTEC7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
1.6 T-GDI AWDFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive1.6T-GDIFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive2.0Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive2.0 HybridFront-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive2.0 LPIRear-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive2.5 T-GDI DCTFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
ULEV 70 - LEV III
LEV3-ULEV50
Engine
1.5 VTEC CVTL15B72.0 i-VTEC CVTK20C2
Engine | Bore
1.6 T-GDI AWD75.6 mm / 3.0 in1.6T-GDI75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.075.6 mm / 3.0 in2.0 Hybrid75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.0 LPI75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.5 T-GDI DCT88.5 mm / 3.5 in
73.0 mm / 2.9 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.3:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 T-GDI AWD1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc1.6T-GDI1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc2.02.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.0 Hybrid2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.0 LPI2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.5 T-GDI DCT2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2497.0 cc
1.5 VTEC CVT1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc2.0 i-VTEC CVT2.0 L / 121.8 cu-in / 1996.0 ccSi 1.5 VTEC1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc
Engine | Power
1.6 T-GDI AWD180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm1.6T-GDI180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm2.0160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 6500 rpm2.0 Hybrid156.0 hp / 116.3 kW @ 6000 rpm + 52.0 hp / 38.8 kW (electric motor)2.0 LPI146.0 hp / 108.9 kW @ 6000 rpm2.5 T-GDI DCT290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 5800 rpm
1.5 VTEC CVT180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 6000 rpm2.0 i-VTEC CVT158.0 hp / 117.8 kW @ 6500 rpmSi 1.5 VTEC200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Redline
1.5 VTEC CVT6600 rpm2.0 i-VTEC CVT6800 rpmSi 1.5 VTEC6600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
1.6 T-GDI AWD112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in1.6T-GDI112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in2.080.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in2.0 Hybrid78.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in2.0 LPI73.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in2.5 T-GDI DCT116.1 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
1.5 VTEC CVT120.2 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in2.0 i-VTEC CVT79.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-inSi 1.5 VTEC133.5 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
1.6 T-GDI AWD89.0 mm / 3.5 in1.6T-GDI89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.089.0 mm / 3.5 in2.0 Hybrid89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.0 LPI89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.5 T-GDI DCT101.5 mm / 4.0 in
89.5 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
1.6 T-GDI AWD264 Nm / 194.7 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm1.6T-GDI265 Nm / 195.5 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm2.0196 Nm / 144.6 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm2.0 Hybrid190 Nm / 140.1 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm + 205 Nm / 151.2 lb-ft @ 0-1770 rpm2.0 LPI191 Nm / 140.9 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm2.5 T-GDI DCT422 Nm / 311.3 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 rpm
1.5 VTEC CVT240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1700-4500 rpm2.0 i-VTEC CVT187 Nm / 137.9 lb-ft @ 4200 rpmSi 1.5 VTEC260 Nm / 191.8 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
1.6 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine2.0Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine2.0 Hybridmulti-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder2.0 LPINaturally-aspirated multi-port injected inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder2.5 T-GDI DCTTurbocharged direct- and multi-port-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.5 VTEC CVTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder2.0 i-VTEC CVTNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderSi 1.5 VTECTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Final Drive
1.5 VTEC CVT3.2382.0 i-VTEC CVT3.941Si 1.5 VTEC3.941
Transmission | Gears
1.6 T-GDI AWD8-speed1.6T-GDI8-speed2.06-speed2.0 Hybrid6-speed2.0 LPI6-speed2.5 T-GDI DCT8-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
1.6 T-GDI AWDAutomatic1.6T-GDIAutomatic2.0Automatic2.0 HybridAutomatic2.0 LPIAutomatic2.5 T-GDI DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)
CVT, paddle shifters on Sport & Touring1.5 VTEC CVTCVT2.0 i-VTEC CVTCVTSi 1.5 VTECManual

Production

Availability
2020
2021
Debut
2021-04-29
Made In
South Korea, USA
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