Honda Civic vs Kia Forte Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,400
Invoice
$21,738
Average Price Paid
$21,152
4,618 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$21,990
Invoice
$21,001
Average Price Paid
$20,905
1,018 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,145
Good Price
$20,494
Great Price
$19,550
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,114
Good Price
$19,813
Great Price
$18,498

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,883
20 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,400
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
George Kennedy Preview:

Say the phrase “compact car,” and what’s the first vehicle to come to mind? There’s a good chance it’s either a Toyota Corolla or this car, the Honda Civic. Both are cornerstones of a ...

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Highways are increasingly full of crossovers and small SUVs, but not too long ago sedans ruled the road. The simple three-box design made for a vehicle that was, and still is, an effec...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
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."
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
50
writes:
Power Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Power isnt the question.its how a good american made engine feels"
Front Seats Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Awsome they dont make them like this anymore"

Specs

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
32 MPG
30 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 --
Leather Seats -- Standard
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
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Fire Orange
  • Gravity Grey
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Launch Edition

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