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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Forte. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, drivers may find the Kia Forte a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Kia Forte. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in 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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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $16,490 - $21,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 27 - 31 25 - 29
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 33 - 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*: $17,332 - $24,609 $16,165 - $20,037

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.