Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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.
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Kia Forte, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Civic, which is slightly longer than the Kia Forte.
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte.
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.
Compare the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Kia Forte.
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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,540
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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
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|City MPG:||28 - 29||21 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 38||29 - 34|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$16,915 - $20,943||$18,759 - $19,717|
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