The Kia Forte offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda Civic. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, the Kia Forte may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.
The Kia Forte is a little wider than the Honda Civic, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Civic.
With similar torque, the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Honda Civic.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Honda Civic.
Compare the 2014 Kia Forte and the 2013 Honda Civic.
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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,400
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MSRP*: $18,165 - $26,465
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 7.44%||As low as 0.02%|
|City MPG:||24 - 25||22 - 29|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||31 - 41|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$15,590 - $18,400||$16,892 - $25,095|
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