Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic

May 11th, 2017 by

Let’s compare the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic.   The Kia Forte got a facelift in 2017 with Kia’s signature tiger nose grill, new headlights and bumper, while the Civic was totally redesigned in 2016. Both compact sedans have fairly comparable specs.

Forte vs. Civic

The Forte is also available now in two premium colors, Snow White Pearl and Aurora Black.  More importantly, the Forte has earned a 5-star crash safety rating from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA).

Both sedans are stylish and economical, but the Forte’s introductory price point is more than $2000 less than the Civic. Combined with a significantly better warranty, the Forte makes a compelling choice for drivers looking for an efficient compact car. Buyers will also be rewarded with Forte’s focus on both infotainment and safety technologies that are uncommon in this segment.  The Honda Civic has been the compact sedan of choice for many years, but Kia’s constant evolution and refinements have place the Forte firmly in contention for a takeover.

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