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2012 Honda Civic LX

4dr Sedan

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto

4dr Sedan

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2012 Honda Civic
(2012 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan shown)
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $18,005 $18,225 $15,900
Destination Charge $790 $810 $800
Invoice Price $16,744 $17,587 $15,599
Total List Price $18,795 $19,035 $16,700
Available Engines 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 138-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 28 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side, Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Front, Head/Neck - Good Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - Acceptable Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Front, Chest - Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot - Good Marginal
Front, Structure and safety cage - Poor Poor
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Front, Overall evaluation - Marginal Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - Good Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
N/A Available:
immobilizer
N/A
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard N/A
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, automatic equalizer, theft deterrent, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
6
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A
N/A Available:
automatic equalizer, theft deterrent
N/A
Interior 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A Standard
Cargo net Available Available Available
Clock in-dash in-radio display in-dash
Compass N/A Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Available Available
Cup holders Standard:
front
front and rear front and rear
Available:
front and rear
N/A N/A
Gear shift knob trim metal-look urethane urethane
12V DC power outlet 1 2 2
Lighter elements N/A Available:
front
N/A
Ashtray N/A Available N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver N/A N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver front and rear driver
Programmable garage door opener N/A N/A Available
Instrumentation digital/analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A Standard Standard
Voltage gauge N/A Standard N/A
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front front N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
day-night Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical N/A mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets N/A 2 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl urethane urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 8-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 8-way 4-way
Front armrests center center Standard:
center
N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear seats full bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A Standard Available
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth premium cloth cloth
Entertainment 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Speakers 4 6 Standard:
4
N/A N/A Available:
6
Equalizer N/A automatic N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
1st row LCD screen 1 N/A N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver and passenger N/A
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard N/A
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A Standard N/A
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off fully automatic auto off
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available N/A N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/100,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 72/100,000 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A 60/100,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna window grid integrated roof window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings Available:
body-colored
N/A N/A
Grille trim with chrome bar black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
Available:
front
N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A N/A Standard
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Available:
wing
N/A N/A
Tires P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P215/60SR16.0 BSW AS Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
15" steel
16" steel Standard:
15" steel
Available:
16" machined aluminum
N/A Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
17" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
steel
Available:
steel
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front fixed interval variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain SOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes front disc/rear drum front disc/rear drum 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link semi-independent torsion beam semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard N/A N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A Standard Available
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
6-spd auto w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio Standard:
4.29
3.72 Standard:
4.33
Available:
4.44
N/A Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system Available N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 177.3 " 181.0 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 69.0 " 70.7 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 56.5 " 58.1 " 56.5 "
Engine 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 140 @ 6,500 rpm 138 @ 6,300 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 128 @ 4,300 rpm Standard:
123 @ 3,800 rpm
131 @ 4,700 rpm
N/A Available:
125 @ 3,800 rpm
N/A
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 28 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 36 mpg 35 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.19 / 3.44 " 3.17 / 3.47 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight Standard:
2,641 lbs.
3,082 lbs. Standard:
2,736 lbs.
Available:
2,705 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,776 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,321 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 105.1 " 105.7 " 106.3 "
Front track 59.0 " 60.7 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 59.9 " 61.3 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 17.7 ' 17.9 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient N/A .31 .27
Front legroom 42.0 " 42.3 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 36.2 " 35.4 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 39.0 " 39.3 " 39.1 "
Rear headroom 37.1 " 37.9 " 37.3 "
Front hiproom 50.5 " 53.0 " 53.8 "
Rear hiproom 51.4 " 52.4 " 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.6 " 54.8 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 53.3 " 53.9 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 12.5 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 12.5 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 95 cu.ft. 95 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 15.6 gal. 13.2 gal.