2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic

In the class of compact sedans, both the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic are exceptional vehicles. But how do they compare in a head to head match up? Let's take a closer look at these two cars to find out which one represents the best choice for you:


The 2020 Kia Forte offers the more affordable price tag of the two. The Forte has a starting cost of $17,790 while the Honda Civic is the pricier car with a starting price of $19,750 - both prices include their respective destination fees.


The Forte offers a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, covering the entire car and including 24-hour roadside assistance. The Civic's 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Kia's powertrain warranty covers the Forte for 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Honda covers the Civic. Any repairs needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Civic ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.


Both the Forte and the Civic have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Forte's driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Civic doesn't offer a driver alert monitor.

The Forte has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Civic doesn't offer a whiplash protection system.


When it comes to technology / infotainment systems, the Kia Forte comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all its models while the Honda Civic only offers these options on some, more expensive, models. By connecting your Android or iPhone to your car you can, amongst other things, listen to music, make calls, send and receive messages, as well as use selected apps. Additionally, the Kia's standard touchscreen is 8 inches for your convenience while the Honda Civic only has a 7 inch touchscreen. 

It's clear that in a head to head matchup, the Kia Forte is the smart choice for those in the market for a compact sedan. At Car Pros Kia Huntington Beach our professional staff can help you find and drive home the Kia that is right for you. 

We are conveniently near located at 18835 Beach Blvd. - Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Stop by today or call us at (888) 728-4718 to learn more about the new Kia Forte. You can also shop our inventory online

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the Kia difference!

*Starting MSRP" is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

**Warranties include 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain and 5-year/60,000-mile basic. All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for warranty details 


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