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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Kia Forte Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,550 to $29,150
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2022 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,090 to $24,490
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MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 22 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 31 - 41 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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.

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.

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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels 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.

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