2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic

The 2020 Forte packs in everything you want from a sport compact sedan: advanced technology, sleek style, state-of-the-art connectivity, and space for everyone. Learn more about how it compares to the competitors in its class, in particular, the Honda Civic.

For the budget minded customer, Kia Forte is less expensive than the Honda CIvic, with a starting MSRP of $17,790 as opposed to the Honda Civic's starting MSRP of $19,750. Further, Kia's industry-leading 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty is superior to the Honda's 5 year / 60,000 mile warranty meaning that owners will likely spend less on costly repairs over the car's lifetime.  With the Kia Forte you will make fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy. 

For many drivers, safety is their primary consideration. Both the Forte and the Civic have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Forte's driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Civic doesn't offer a driver alert monitor.

The Forte has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Civic doesn't offer a whiplash protection system.

When it comes to technology / infotainment systems, the Kia Forte comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all its models while the Honda Civic only offers these options on some, more expensive, models. By connecting your Android or iPhone to your car you can, amongst other things, listen to music, make calls, send and receive messages, as well as use selected apps. Additionally, the Kia's standard touchscreen is 8 inches for your convenience while the Honda Civic only has a 7 inch touchscreen. 

It's clear that in a head to head matchup, the Kia Forte is the smart choice for those in the market for a compact sedan. At Car Pros Kia Renton our professional staff can help you find and drive home the Kia that is right for you. 

We are conveniently near located at 200 SW Grady Way - Renton, WA 98057. Stop by today or call us at (888) 773-6752 to learn more about the new Kia Forte. You can also shop our inventory online

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the Kia difference!

*Starting MSRP" is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

**Warranties include 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain and 5-year/60,000-mile basic. All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for warranty details


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