Honda Civic vs Kia Forte

Honda Civic vs Kia ForteChoosing a sedan to purchase just became a lot more exciting for drivers in the Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, CA, area. The 2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Kia Forte face-off is already at the dealership and on the road. Both are well-known vehicles, but what suits your needs?

With great fuel economy, reliability, and overall safety, this segment offers a lot for everyone. At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, we compared the Honda Civic and Kia Forte, so you can make an educated purchase and drive away with the right car for you.
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Safety in the Honda Civic and Kia Forte

Honda Civic vs Kia ForteThese sedans are flush with safety features, but the 2020 Honda Civic naturally offers more. While the Kia Forte has updated driver-assistance, not every 2020 Forte is equipped with these technologies. You’ll have to purchase a higher trim level if you want features like Lane Change Assist (LCA), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), or Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW).

Standard on every model of Honda, the Honda Sensing® suite is an array of driver-assistive technology that warns, mitigates, and can help prevent accidents on the road. Some of the included systems—Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)—are nice-to-haves already in the 2020 Honda Civic base model.

2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Kia Forte: Space and Comfort

Honda Civic vs Kia ForteBoth cars offer you a comfortable drive with the 2020 Civic having slightly more headroom and legroom to get situated behind the wheel. They also have trunks that can each hold over 15 cubic feet of cargo to store items, pack up for a weekend trip, or load your groceries into.

The main difference in space will be noticed in the back rows of these two cars. The 2020 Honda Civic provides its passengers in the rear seats with 37.4 inches of legroom, which is nearly two more inches than the 35.7 inches of legroom supplied in the back of the 2020 Forte.

Efficient Performance in the Honda Civic and Kia Forte

Honda Civic vs Kia ForteIf you’re looking for a manual transmission, both Honda and Kia offer it on the 2020 Civic and 2020 Forte. The difference is the amount of power those transmissions can take to the wheels. In the Honda Civic, its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generates 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque for fun and fast acceleration.

The Kia Forte comes with 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, too, but it only produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Forte can also get great gas mileage with up to 31 city/41 highway MPG. The 2020 Civic also has the edge in fuel economy, though, with an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG in the EX and EX-L trim levels.1

Which Car Will You Choose?

We know—our comparison between the Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte definitely showcases both vehicles as safe, comfortable, and efficiently performing. Drivers in the Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, California, area, though, have more to benefit by getting the 2020 Honda Civic with its extra space, technologies, and fuel-saving abilities.

Call and schedule a test drive of the 2020 Honda Civic at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach today!


125 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 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 2020 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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