2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic

Red 2020 Kia Forte, VS icon, and blue 2020 Honda Civic

Are you searching for a fun-to-drive, practical, and budget-friendly compact car? Check out the 2020 Kia Forte, with its pleasing driving dynamics, youthful styling, advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies, a comfortable interior, and generous warranty coverage — all at an affordable price. In this 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison, we show how the new Forte outshines the compact car competition.

On the performance front, the Forte outmuscles the Civic. Its available 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine doles out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, compared to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque for the available 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the Civic. The Forte is also the more efficient choice, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 31 city/41 hwy mpg, compared to 30 city/38 hwy mpg for the Civic.

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2020 Kia Forte VS 2020 Honda Civic
201-hp/195 lb-ft Max. Horsepower/Torque 174-hp/162 lb-ft
31 city/41 hwy mpg Max. EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 30 city/38 hwy mpg
5-years/60,000-miles Basic; 10-years/100,000-miles Powertrain Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain
Standard Driver Alert Monitor No

Compare the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Honda Civic

The Forte has the advantage for warranty coverage, with the backing of a very generous 5-years/60,000-miles basic warranty and a 10-years/100,000-miles powertrain warranty. The Civic only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

The Forte provides a very safe ride, especially with its safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. One of the most dangerous driving maneuvers is backing up a car. The available Cross-Path Warning System in the Forte helps alleviate this danger by sounding an alert when cars approach from the side of the vehicle. Another cause of accidents is inattentive driving. The Forte addresses this with its standard Driver Alert Monitor, which sounds an alert when inattentive driving is detected. The Civic doesn’t offer either of these features.

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Front view of blue 2020 Kia Forte
Driver's side rear angle view of red 2020 Kia Forte
Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2020 Kia Forte
Grey rear seats in 2020 Kia Forte