2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Kia Optima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 26 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 36 30 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic Si offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Si, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Si will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic Si and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Si is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda Civic Si is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Honda Civic Si and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Si is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Kia Optima. The Honda Civic Si has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.