2020 Kia Forte GT Vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si

side by side comparison of 2020 Kia Forte GT Vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si

In the world of sedans, design-language has become understandably sporty. After all, many drivers who choose this timeless class are doing so because the sedan is renowned for its superior handling, low center of gravity and aerodynamics. For this reason, manufacturers have imbued models on their lineup with performance variants that offer power and performance features that back up the sportier look which has likely been applied across the board.

The 2020 Kia Forte GT is one such model. Taking the stunning design of the all-new Kia Forte and adding a turbocharged powerplant, the 2020 Kia Forte GT is Kia shrinking the Kia Stinger sports car and offering compact sedan drivers luxury and performance.

2020 Kia Forte GT


2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Turbocharged 1.6-liter (195 lb-ft.) Engine (torque) Turbocharged 1.5-liter (192 lb-ft.)
13.74 lbs./horsepower Weight/HP ratio 14.17 lbs./horsepower
6-speed manual, DCT Transmission options 6-speed manual
106.3 inches/17.4 feet Wheelbase/turning radius 106.3 inches/18.9 feet
15.3 cubic feet Cargo space 14.7 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
5 years/60,000 miles Limited warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$22,890 Starting MSRP $25,000

The Kia Forte GT Enters the Race in First Place

While the number of small performance-driven sedans on the market isn’t huge, it is still a competitive field. Drivers in this segment are, after all, very concerned with specs and features that some manufacturers may omit or cut short on to ensure the vehicle is profitable.

For the 2020 Kia Forte GT, however, you get more torque, more transmission options and a lighter weight that is moved more easily by the 200+-horsepower engine.

Additionally, the similar wheelbase between the two is only half the story as the Kia Forte is able to navigate a circular turn with an entire meter less space needed than the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan.

Finally, the 2020 Kia Forte GT proves to be the more practical daily driver, offering more cargo space and a confidence-boosting warranty that leaves you covered for twice as many years as that of the Honda Civic Si’s engine.

With all of these clear advantages, it would be easy to see the Kia Forte GT going for $2,000 or $3,000 more than the 2020 Honda Civic Si, but it’s actually over $2,000 less before any of our generous incentives are added.

If you’re in the market for a fast, fun and fashionable car with a great price tag, we can’t recommend the 2020 Kia Forte GT highly enough. Stop by Friendly Kia today to test-drive it!