2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Honda Civic | Mission, TX
Compact, sporty sedans give you the feeling of driving a potent sports car but with the added benefit of impressive fuel economy. They are also known for their abundance of comfort, convenience, infotainment, and safety features — as well as their low cost to own. Two leading models in this segment are the 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Honda Civic, but which one is the superior model? When the two go head to head, the new Kia Forte emerges as the clear victor.
We know that price is often very important to buyers. That’s why the 2020 Kia Forte starts with a leg up on the 2020 Honda Civic. At the base level, the new Kia Forte starts more than $2,000 less than the new Honda Civic.*
The 2020 Kia Forte boasts smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features across the lineup. This is only an option on some trims of the 2020 Honda Civic.
The 2020 Civic sedan is capable of producing 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque from its inline four-cylinder engine with turbocharger. While impressive, it doesn’t compare to the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder available in the 2020 Forte, which serves up 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Warranties are another key distinction for the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic. While the Kia Forte is warranted at a basic level for five years or 60,000 miles, the Honda Civic only gets its basic warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. The Forte also leads with a 100,000-mile or 10-year powertrain warranty, while the Civic fails to deliver with just 60,000 miles or five years for the powertrain warranty.
Both the 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Honda Civic earned the Top Safety Pick distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Get behind the wheel of the 2020 Kia Forte at Bert Ogden Mission Kia in Mission, TX.
*Starting MSRP” is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. Forte GT with GT2 Package shown priced higher at $24,490. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages and models. Not responsible for typographical and computer errors. Other options available for other trim levels. Some color, package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. See retailer for details.