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2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Kia Optima

In another classic sedan showdown, the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Kia Optima are matching up their performances to give prospective shoppers a look into each model's overall value. For most drivers, price, comfort and fuel efficiency are three of the leading deciding factors when purchasing a car. One of these vehicles takes home the top marks an all three areas.

The 2016 Kia Optima LX starts at $22,140 MSRP, making it a slightly pricier option for drivers than the Civic. While the Optima's performance is strong, its fuel efficiency is drastically different from some of its class competitors' offerings. Earning an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 35 mpg highway and 24 mpg city, the Optima LX is fairly mindful of its fuel consumption, but has a long way to go to surpass the Civic LX CVT. In the second row, passengers have up to 35.6 inches of legroom, which also helps contribute to a more comfortable ride. Overall, the Optima LX performs well, but does not match the Civic's capabilities.

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2016 Honda Civic LX CVT VS 2016 Kia Optima LX
*$19,440 MSRP $22,140
**41 MPG (hwy) 35
**31 MPG (city) 24
37.4 in. Legroom (second row) 35.6 in.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2016 Honda Civic Rocky Mount, NC

As the 2016 North American Car of the Year, the 2016 Honda Civic has already proven its excellence to the entire continent. Starting at *$19,440 MSRP, the Civic LX CVT is in a more accommodating price bracket for drivers with varying budgets. In terms of performance, the Civic LX CVT is tough to beat. Earning an *EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city fuel economy, the vehicle makes the most of each drop of fuel to give drivers more time on the road and less time at waiting at gas stations. Second-row passengers have 37.4 inches of legroom, making the Civic LX CVT a superior option for commuters and small families needing the space for backseat travelers. To learn more about the 2016 Honda Civic and its award-winning performance, drivers can schedule a test drive with the team at Davenport Honda today.

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