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2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Honda Civic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Forte than in the Honda Civic, due to the Kia Forte's smaller rear head- and legroom. 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.

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Honda Civic, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Honda Civic.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Honda Civic.

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2016 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,990

2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 1.68%
City MPG: 24 - 25 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 35 - 37 40 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,684 - $18,993 $17,332 - $24,609

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