2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Kia Forte: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Kia Forte Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$17,890 to $23,090
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $17,263 to $22,050
MPG - City 25 - 32 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 32 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Forte. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Forte you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Civic is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Kia Forte. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.