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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,105
5,185 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
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EX FWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,833
42 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,607

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Last year marked the debut of the third-generation Kia Forte, which offered enhanced levels of visual and mechanical refinement. For 2020, Kia introduces a set of performance trims. I...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
10
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
32 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
42 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 182.7 in
Width 70.8 in 70.9 in
Height 55.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Grey
  • Silky Silver
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Special Edition

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