Honda Civic vs Kia K5: DubiCompare

In this week’s edition of DubiCompare, we step into the exciting world of sedans, comparing the two best mid-size sedans sold in the UAE: the Honda Civic and the Kia K5. Will the Japanese fastback continue to reign supreme over the new kid on the block? We find out in this head-to-head competition of Honda Civic vs Kia K5.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Dimensions

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Ground Clearance125mm135mm
Boot Space410L510L
Fuel Tank47L60L
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In every measurable aspect, the Kia K5 is larger than the Honda Civic. The K5’s wheelbase is longer by over 100mm, resulting in a roomier cabin. The larger proportions have also resulted in a bigger boot.

However, both these cars are not typical sedans. Instead, they represent a modern rendition of a new segment called the fastback.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Exterior Design

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Fog LampsYesYes
Boot Lip SpoilerYesYes
Shark-Fin AntennaYesYes
Rear LED Light BarNoYes
Exhaust TipDualDual
honda civic vs kia k5

In terms of design, the Honda Civic features the typical straightforward, conservative Japanese design. On the other hand, the K5’s design is striking, with more cuts and creases, which could appeal to a younger audience. Particularly, the front of the Kia K5 looks cooler than the Honda Civic.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Interiors & Features

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Instrument Cluster10.2-inch Display12.3-inch Display
Infotainment9-inch Display10.25-inch Display
Head-up DisplayNoOptional
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlDual-ZoneDual-Zone
Ambient LightingYesYes
Powered SeatsDriver OnlyFront
Seat VentilationNoFront
Rear Sun ShadeNoYes
Leather UpholsteryYesYes
Panoramic SunroofNoYes
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The Kia K5’s interior is far more inviting compared to the Civic. The panoramic sunroof and the roomier cabin provide an airy feel. Additionally, the K5’s cabin is technologically advanced with far more equipment compared to the Japanese sedan.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Engine & Performance

Honda officially offers the Civic with a single-engine option, unlike the Kia K5, which comes with multiple powertrains. Below is a comparison of the top-spec powertrain from the respective sedans.

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Max Power180hp191hp
Peak Torque240Nm245Nm
[0 to 100km/h]8.1 seconds8.6 seconds
GearboxCVT8-Speed AT
kia k5

The K5 is equipped with a larger engine compared to the Civic. However, since the Civic weighs less than the K5, it is slightly faster from 0 to 100 km/h.

As mentioned earlier, the K5 is available with some more engine options. This includes a 2.0L MPi engine and a 2.0L petrol-hybrid engine. While the 2.0L MPi engine is offered by Kia officially, the hybrid engine is found on sedans that have been exported to the UAE.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Safety

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Safety FeaturesCivicK5
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
Surround ViewYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2
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Both the K5 and the Civic feature an ample number of active and passive safety features, helping to avoid crashes and keeping the occupants safe in case of an unfortunate incident.

Honda Civic vs Kia K5: Price

Honda Civic

According to the Honda UAE’s official website, the Civic is currently available in a single Sport trim that is priced at AED 126,500.

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Kia K5

On the other hand, Kia’s UAE website has not listed the prices for the Kia K5. However, based on the DubiCars data, the K5’s prices range between AED 93,000 and AED 125,000, with 0KM on the ODO.

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