Kia Forte vs Honda Civic

The value-laden 2019 Kia Forte and Honda Civic are driver-centric vehicles designed for your specific needs. If you're traveling in Ithaca, Corning, or Binghamton, it's worth your time to check out this comparison, which takes a closer look at the 2019 Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic.

We'll talk about vehicle performance, some of the important interior amenities, and the safety features you'll use.

Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic Performance

Every Forte model features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) optional. The 2019 Civic features a similar 2.0L 4-cylinder engine on the base model. It produces 158 horsepower.

With the CVT, the Forte is capable of receiving an EPA-estimated 31 MPG city/41 MPG highway1, competitive fuel economy ratings for a vehicle in this class. It does best the Civic in this regard, which receives 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway2 with the base engine and CVT.

Customize any drive in the Kia Forte thanks to the different available drive modes. For added steering and throttle response, shift things into sport mode. For smooth acceleration, comfort mode works best.

Interior Amenities

Both of these cars are well-appointed in the cabin, but the Kia Forte in particular comes up large in many ways. Start with the large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The Honda Civic comes with a 5-inch screen, with the option to upgrade to a 7-inch version, but Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are merely available features, not standard as they are in the Forte.

Space is always something to consider in your vehicle. The Kia Forte has a 15.3-cubic-foot trunk, similar to what the Civic offers but a tad larger. Those in the back will be happy inside the Forte too, because it bests the Civic in terms of rear headroom, legroom, and shoulder room.

Safety Features

Have technology that looks out for you. Whether you're looking up ahead, backing up, or changing lanes, both the Forte and Civic will work to protect you. The standard suite of safety technologies in the Kia Forte includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, which can apply the brakes in some situations to prevent a frontal collision. Blind Spot Collision Warning alerts you with an indicator light on the outside mirror if there's a vehicle detected in your blind spot.

The safety suite known as Honda Sensing® comes standard in the 2019 Civic. It has the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which can apply the brakes when a frontal crash is unavoidable. The Road Departure Mitigation System will detect whether you've crossed over a lane without putting a turn signal on, providing assistance to get back to the lane. When it comes to safety, both of these cars are well-equipped.

2019 Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic: The Vehicle Verdict

Explore Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton behind the wheel of your next car. Now that you know more about the 2019 Kia Forte and Honda Civic, you might be wondering which one is best for you.

Contact Maguire Kia today to see what makes the latest edition of the Kia Forte special. With its interior amenities and space, safety technology, and performance, this vehicle offers a lot to area drivers.

1 Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

2 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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