Comparison: 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic

 

There are a lot of compact cars on the market, but if you are looking for a vehicle with good gas mileage that is safe and delivers a comfortable ride, you will be interested in reading the below comparison of the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Honda Civic. When you are ready to see first-hand why U.S. News awarded the 2019 Kia Forte as the #1 ranked Compact Car*, visit Premier Kia in Lufkin, TX.

Performance

2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Forte launches with a modified suspension and throttle as well as enhanced steering for the entire line which consists of the FE, LXS, S, and EX trims. All Forte models get their power from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 147-hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain for the FE trim is coupled with a standard six-speed manual transmission and the option for the all-new intelligent variable transmission. The LXS and higher trims come standard with the new IVT. The Forte gets substantial gas mileage with 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg city and 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city with manual and variable transmissions respectively.

2019 Honda Civic

The LX and Sport trims of the new 2019 Civic come equipped with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission generating 158-hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. Both base trims have the option for a continuously variable transmission. The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims utilize a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with standard CVT which produces 174-hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The manual transmission earns an estimated 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city, while the variable transmission achieves up to 42 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Kia Forte

The new Forte has comfortable and supportive seats with leatherette upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats available. Convenience is highlighted with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support, a USB port, and Bluetooth®, as well as the optional voice command, two additional USB ports, a wireless charging pad, remote start, Smart Trunk™ hands-free power trunk, and push-button start.

2019 Honda Civic

Available leather-trimmed seating, 8-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel add comfort to the Honda Civic. For the convenience of audio streaming, Bluetooth® comes standard, and optional features include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, navigation, push-button start, HomeLink®, a wireless phone charger, and HondaLink® remote start.

Safety

2019 Kia Forte

Safety is one of the highest priorities at Kia, so it’s natural that the Forte would have such a large amount of standard and available safety features. Forward collision warning, forward collision avoidance-assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, driver attention and drowsiness monitor, dynamic parking guidance, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera come standard. Additionally, a traction control system, electronic stability control, hill start assist, an anti-lock braking system, brake assist system, and an advanced six-airbag system are included. Available features consist of Smart Cruise Control, blind spot collision warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, rear parking distance warning, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian detection.

2019 Honda Civic

The standard Honda Sensing® suite includes a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning. Also, standard are a multi-angle rearview camera and automatic high beam headlights. Honda LaneWatch™ which displays live video when you signal right, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are optional.

Pricing

2019 Kia Forte

Starting at $17,790 MSRP

2019 Honda Civic

Starting at $19,450 MSRP

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