2019 Kia Forte Vs. 2019 Honda Civic
Compact cars have come into a realm of their own as automakers and consumers alike have begun to see these vehicles as more than just economical choices and started to appreciate the benefits of the form. Compact sedans boast not only low starting prices; their small size brings positive attributes such as fluid maneuverability and impressive fuel-efficiency.
Automakers have also started pouring more energy into eliciting a truly sophisticated design from these rides. Modern compact sedans boast more and more extensive feature lists, and have surfaced among the best in terms of comfort and convenience.
The 2019 Kia Forte is fully redesigned for the 2019 model year, bringing along a revamped interior and rejuvenated exterior styling. The already-roomy vehicle now boasts even more legroom and cargo space, bringing figures up to levels we could call “generous.” There’s also a sizeable host of great new standard features.
The Honda Civic is an old standby in the compact car class. How does the 2019 iteration of this old fogey stand up to the young stallion that is the 2019 Kia Forte?
2019 Kia Forte
2019 Honda Civic
|Up to 31 city/41 highway||Fuel Economy||Up to 32 city/42 highway|
|14 gallons||Fuel Capacity||12.4 gallons|
|15.3 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||11.9 cubic feet (sedan)|
|Yes||Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto?||No|
|Standard||Dual-Zone Climate Control||Available|
|5-years/60,000 miles||Basic Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
Exclusive Standard Features of the 2019 Kia Forte
One of the coolest things about the 2019 Kia Forte is just how many great standard features it comes loaded with. These include a touch-screen system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and active safety features like lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and driver attention monitoring. To equip the Honda Civic with these same features, it will cost you thousands of dollars more.
The 2019 Kia Forte also offers safety features that you won’t find on the 2019 Honda Civic. These include Active Headrests (which protect against whiplash), a cross-path warning system for backing up, and a drowsy/inattentive driver alert monitor.
Furthermore, the infotainment in the 2019 Forte has been received as being more intuitive and easier to use than that in the 2019 Civic.
A Better Value
Overall, when you take into account both its lower starting price and impressive suite of standard amenities, the 2019 Kia Forte is a simple a better value than the 2019 Honda Civic. It’s not for nothing that the 2019 Kia Forte was a finalist for U.S. News’ “2019 Best Compact Car for the Money” award.
The 2019 Kia Forte also comes with a superior warranty. The basic warranty will continue giving peace of mind for two years or 24,000 miles longer than that provided by Honda, and the powertrain is covered for nearly twice as long as that of the 2019 Civic.