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2012 Honda Civic LX

4dr Sedan

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

4dr Sedan

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto

4dr Sedan

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2012 Honda Civic
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2013 Hyundai Elantra
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $18,005 $16,965 $18,225 $15,900
Destination Charge $790 $795 $810 $800
Invoice Price $16,744 $16,465 $17,587 $15,599
Total List Price $18,795 $17,760 $19,035 $16,700
Available Engines 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 145-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 manual 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 28 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 36 mpg 38 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 Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Acceptable Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - - Acceptable Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good Good
Front, Chest - - Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good 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 Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good Good
Front, Overall evaluation - - Marginal Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - - Good Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 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 driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes 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
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Standard N/A
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna 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 AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A N/A Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash in-radio display in-dash
Compass N/A N/A Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Available Available
Cup holders front front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim metal-look urethane urethane urethane
12V DC power outlet 1 2 2 2
Overhead console N/A mini with storage N/A N/A
1-Touch Window Up driver N/A N/A N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver driver front and rear driver
Instrumentation digital/analog digital/analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard N/A Standard N/A
Water temp gauge N/A Standard Standard Standard
Voltage gauge N/A N/A Standard N/A
Service interval warning Standard N/A Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A N/A N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front front front N/A
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical N/A mechanical
Seatback storage pockets N/A 1 2 Available:
1
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl urethane urethane urethane
Air compressor N/A Standard N/A N/A
Tire inflator N/A N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 8-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 8-way 4-way
Rear seats full bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A Standard Standard Available
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth premium cloth premium cloth cloth
Entertainment 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Available Standard Standard
Speakers 4 6 6 4
Equalizer N/A N/A automatic N/A
1st row LCD screen 1 N/A N/A N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Available Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver and passenger N/A
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Standard N/A
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A N/A Standard N/A
Exterior light control auto off N/A fully automatic auto off
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard Available
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard N/A Standard N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard N/A Standard N/A
Warranty 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 120/100,000 60/100,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 84/unlimited 72/100,000 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A 60/unlimited 60/100,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof window grid
Grille trim with chrome bar with chrome bar black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Heated side mirrors N/A Standard N/A Standard
Tires P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P215/60SR16.0 BSW AS P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
Wheels 15" steel 16" silver aluminum 16" steel 15" steel
Spare tire and wheel compact steel N/A compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front fixed interval variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mechanical 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine - valvetrain SOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes front disc/rear drum 4-wheel disc front disc/rear drum 4-wheel disc
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard N/A
Rear suspension type multi-link torsion beam semi-independent torsion beam semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard N/A N/A N/A
Tiptronic automatic N/A Available Standard Available
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Axle ratio 4.29 4.33 3.72 4.33
Specifications 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 177.3 " 178.3 " 181.0 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 69.0 " 69.9 " 70.7 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 56.5 " 56.5 " 58.1 " 56.5 "
Horsepower 140 @ 6,500 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm 138 @ 6,300 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 128 @ 4,300 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm 123 @ 3,800 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard N/A Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 28 mpg 28 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 36 mpg 38 mpg 35 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.19 / 3.44 " 3.19 / 3.43 " 3.17 / 3.47 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 2,641 lbs. 2,661 lbs. 3,082 lbs. 2,736 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 3,792 lbs. 4,321 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A N/A 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 105.1 " 106.3 " 105.7 " 106.3 "
Front track 59.0 " 61.5 " 60.7 " 61.5 "
Rear track 59.9 " 62.0 " 61.3 " 62.0 "
Turning radius 17.7 ' 17.4 ' 17.9 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient N/A .28 .31 .27
Front legroom 42.0 " 43.6 " 42.3 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 36.2 " 33.1 " 35.4 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 39.0 " 40.0 " 39.3 " 39.1 "
Rear headroom 37.1 " 37.1 " 37.9 " 37.3 "
Front hiproom 50.5 " 53.5 " 53.0 " 53.8 "
Rear hiproom 51.4 " 52.7 " 52.4 " 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.6 " 55.9 " 54.8 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 53.3 " 54.8 " 53.9 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 12.5 cu.ft. 14.8 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 12.5 cu.ft. 14.8 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 95 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft. 95 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 12.8 gal. 15.6 gal. 13.2 gal.