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2014 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
The Honda Civic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Forte, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Kia Forte. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.72% --
City MPG: 22 - 29 21
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,915 - $21,174 $19,707

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