2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic

Red 2020 Kia Forte and blue 2020 Honda Civic

Drivers in the Tampa Bay area know there is no better compact sedan on the market than a 2020 Kia Forte from Friendly Kia. The Forte has been a member of the Kia lineup since 2009 and since the beginning this sedan has been a stand-out member. This Kia sedan has earned top marks over the years, its latest mention being by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which named the 2020 Kia Forte a 2020 Top Safety Pick.

While the impressive track record of the 2020 Forte shows it’s a worthy pick, some still wonder if they should choose this Kia over another member of the competition. We here at Friendly Kia love the Forte, and this 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison is going to show you why. Keep reading to learn more about the 2020 Forte or click the link below to view our current in-stock lineup of Forte models in New Port Richey. Let’s see how the 2020 Forte and the 2020 Civic compare!

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Honda Civic

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 158 horsepower | 138 pound-feet of torque
6 Trim Levels 5
8.0-inch touchscreen display standard Infotainment Center 5-inch color LCD screen standard | 7-inch touchscreen available
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Trim-specific availability
15.3 cubic feet Trunk Size 15.1 cubic feet
$17,890 Starting MSRP $20,650

2020 Forte Rises to the Top of Compact Sedan Competition

The 2020 Kia Forte simply delivers it all. The Forte offers the latest in-demand technology, an efficient and powerful engine, a spacious trunk area, multiple trim levels and customizable features, and more, all for an affordable starting manufacturer suggested retail price of $17,890. Meanwhile, the competing 2020 Honda Civic lacks the desirable features that the 2020 Forte offers and starts off at a notably higher $20,650 MSRP.

Inside the cabin of the 2020 Forte drivers will enjoy the easy-to-use standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ help drivers seamlessly connect their smartphones to the vehicle’s infotainment center, giving them access to all of their favorite streaming services and playlists while behind the wheel. The competing 2020 Civic comes equipped with a standard 5-inch LCD audio screen and offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ only on higher trim grades that are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

When choosing a new 2020 Kia Forte shoppers have six different trim grades to pick from – FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT, and GT Manual. In addition to the six model options, the Forte can be wrapped in one of eight exterior color options and filled with one of eight different interiors. The Forte sedan’s paint palette includes Clear White, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl, and Fire Orange.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Forte or its availability in New Port Richey, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.