2019 Kia Forte Vs. Honda Civic

2019 kia forte and 2018 honda civic on split screen image

Once an undesirable class of vehicles which were valued solely for their high-value pricing, compact cars have come into their own as popular choices that bestow many of the features and capabilities of a midsize sedan onto a smaller and more fuel-efficient form factor. These days, compact cars are chosen just as enthusiastically as a midsize sedan or crossover would be. Drivers like the combination of technology, handling and fuel-efficiency these small cars provide.

As a model that has helped lead this push, the Kia Forte is a standout option in the crowded class. Renowned for its sophisticated design and extensive list of features, drivers love the way the Kia Forte effortlessly blends the driving experience with comfort and convenience. For 2019, the all-new Kia Forte is better than ever. Today, we’re comparing it to one of the oldest models in this class – the Honda Civic. Let’s see how the two measure up:

2019 Kia Forte


2018 Honda Civic

35 MPG (est. LX) Combined fuel economy 32 MPG (LX)
8-inch touchscreen Standard infotainment screen 5-inch color screen
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? Available
15.3 cubic feet Cargo volume 15.1 cubic feet
Standard Dual-zone automatic climate control? Available
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles
Kia – Yes. Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass-market leader? Honda – No
$15,905 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $18,940

The Little Car With Gigantic Ambitions

As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Forte handily beats the Honda Civic in nearly every metric for which a driver might want a compact car.

Fuel-efficiency is better, standard technology is better and you’ll enjoy a more reliable and safe ride due to Kia’s superior design and engineering. Not only that, but we think it looks a lot better as well.

As far as confidence goes, you’ll have plenty. With the 2019 Kia Forte, you’re driving a compact car that was engineered and designed by the company that has been the mass-market leader in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study for the last four years. Additionally, the 2018 Kia Forte was a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2018 Honda Civic was not recommended by them.

If all of that doesn’t do it for you, the price will. At Friendly Kia, you can get the 2019 Kia Forte for over $4,000 less than the Honda Civic. We’re Tampa Bay’s high-inventory, low-price, customer satisfaction leaders.

Stop by today to test-drive the 2019 Kia Forte and find out for yourself how being Friendly makes all the difference.

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the final discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia.