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Honda Civic vs. Kia Sportage

When comparing the Honda Civic to the Kia Sportage, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Kia Sportage has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic versus the Kia Sportage, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Kia Sportage.

Honda Civic versus Kia Sportage Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Civic ranges from $20,499 to $28,750 while a used Kia Sportage from the same model year range is priced between $18,884 to $29,861. For a new model, the Honda Civic's price is between $25,043 and $30,639, with the Kia Sportage priced between $29,437 and $39,961.

Honda Civic versus Kia Sportage Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.2 out of 10 while the Kia Sportage's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 1 out of 12 Best Small Cars for the Money and the Kia Sportage being ranked 9 out of 14 Best Small SUVs for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Kia Sportage base engine makes 187 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The Sportage is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic and the Kia Sportage have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Civic has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Kia Sportage’s Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Sportage

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,043 - $30,639

Used Asking Price:

$20,499 - $28,750

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,437 - $39,961

Used Asking Price:

$18,884 - $29,861

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 12
2 / 51
2 / 51
2 / 51
3 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 14
10 / 24
11 / 24
15 / 24
16 / 28
18 / 61
21 / 61
30 / 61
34 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle and a mainstay of Kia’s model line, going through several generations prior to the current Sportage, which debuted in 2017. The Sportage is known for its sharp looks, feature-packed interior, and low cost of entry, with new models costing an average of $28,105 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,380.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Smooth ride quality with a quiet interior
  • Spacious seating front and rear
  • Smart instrumentation and control layout

  • Smaller cargo capacity than many rivals
  • Acceleration can be sluggish
  • Fuel economy adequate at best

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport Touring, EX-L, Sport, Type R

Trim Levels

LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, X-Pro Prestige

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 37 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

372 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 458 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

14.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

39.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2935 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3373 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.5 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/40R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17