2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Honda Civic compacts JD Power IQS Kia warranty heated seats Friendly Kia New Port Richey St. Petersburg Clearwater Tampa Spring Hill FL
2016 Kia Forte 2016 Honda Civic
Starts at $13,470 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $20,275 (The Competition)
Yes Available Heated Rear Seats / Steering Wheel? No
10-yr/100,000-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60,000-mile basic warranty Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60,000-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36,000-mile basic warranty
34.8 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet) 35.7

2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Honda Civic compacts JD Power IQS Kia warranty heated seats Friendly Kia New Port Richey St. Petersburg Clearwater Tampa Spring Hill FL

Let's get this out of the way: The 2016 Kia Forte and the 2016 Honda Civic are both nice compact cars, by nearly any measure. But what we'll find out is while the Honda Civic has perhaps the better brand recognition, the Kia Forte has the edge in just about every category, making it the superior compact. For example, the 2016 Kia Forte received a five-out-of-five from J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study.

When you're looking at a compact, you want a car that is as economical as it is small, but that doesn't skimp on luxury features. The 2016 Kia Forte is available for prices starting at $13,470 for base EX models at Friendly Kia with the VIP Price, which is nearly an $7,000 savings compared to the competition's price of $20,275 for base 2016 Honda Civic models. In comparison, the 2016 Forte's top-of-the-line model, the EX, can be yours for prices starting at less than $15,000 at Friendly Kia with VIP pricing, which is thousands less than our competition's price for even its middle-of-the-pack models for the 2016 Civic, whose prices range from $21,875 to $23,035. And while you're taking the 2016 Kia Forte EX for a test ride and enjoying its available heated front and rear seats, along with a standard cooling glove box and available ventilated driver's seats, all you get for climate control extras in the 2016 Civic are available heated front seats. You'll be more comfortable both inside the 2016 Forte, and in your pocketbook.

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The 2016 Kia Forte is more adept at fitting into tight spaces and parking spots, as well, with a curb-to-curb turning circle of 34.8 feet, which easily beats the 2016 Civic's 35.7-foot figure. And not only will you get a splendid 26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway in base models with the 2016 Forte, it has a smoother, sportier design than the 2016 Civic, which is a boxy, straight-line car. In contrast, the 2016 Forte has round angles and more audacious features, like a tiger-nose front grille. And lest we forget, the 2016 Kia Forte comes with greater warranty coverage, with Kia's industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage, to go along with a five-year/60,000-mile basic limited warranty coverage. The 2016 Civic only gets five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain and three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty coverage. We believe in our cars and thanks to this coverage you'll drive your Kia - whether it's today, tomorrow, or a year from now - with the same sense of confidence.

Bottom line, the 2016 Kia Forte is sportier, with a better warranty and filled with more options than the 2016 Honda Civic, and we'd love to see you in this fun compact today. We have the Kia Forte available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this fun, fuel-efficient sedan at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Honda Civic compacts JD Power IQS Kia warranty heated seats Friendly Kia New Port Richey St. Petersburg Clearwater Tampa Spring Hill FL