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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Honda Civic Comparison

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Kia Forte vs. 2020 Honda Civic

Which Sport Compact Car is the Best Fit for You?

Compact sedans are known for their smaller size, great gas mileage, and great overall value. In recent years, newer compact models now focus on incorporating sleek-sporty designs with high-tech features. The 2020 Kia Forte is a great compact car with all the premium features you could need. Let’s take a look into how it measures up to the competition by comparing it to the 2020 Honda Civic.


Performance Specs


    2020 Kia Forte:

    • 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine

    • Estimated fuel economy: 31/41 MPG (city/highway)

    • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 gallons

    • Higher trim levels have a 1.6 L turbocharged engine


    2020 Honda Civic:

    • Inline 4-cylinder engine

    • Estimated fuel economy: 30/38 MPG (city/highway)

    • Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.39 gallons

    • Turbocharged engine upgrade available on higher trim levels

Interior & Convenience

2020 Kia Forte:

    • Seats 5

    • Heated & ventilated seats

    • 6-way adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seat

    • 60/40 split seating

    • Remote Keyless Entry with trunk opener


2020 Honda Civic:

    • Seats 5

    • Heated seats

    • 60/40 split seating

    • Electric Remote Trunk Release 


2020 Kia Forte:

    • Smart Trunk – stand behind your trunk and it automatically opens

    • 8” Touch-screen display

    • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    • Bluetooth hands-free connectivity

    • Drive Mode Select

    • UVO eServices 


2020 Honda Civic:

    • 7” color touch screen

    •  Bluetooth HandsFreeLink & Streaming Audio

    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available

    • HondaLink

    • Multi-angle rearview camera


2020 Kia Forte:

    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

    • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

    • Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L)

2020 Honda Civic:

    • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

    • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

    • Forward Collision Warning  (FCW)

    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

    • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)



The 2020 Kia Forte beats the Honda Civic in just about any category. The fuel economy rating for the Forte is higher than the civic, and the gas tank can hold more gas. Additionally, the interior of this Forte has all the essential comfort and convenience amenities you need. Most of the features mentioned are standard on every Kia Forte trim level. The Civic may provide similar features but they're not standard on every trim, and cost extra to upgrade to those features.


At World Car Kia North we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect Forte. Stop by our showroom near Cibolo and schedule a test drive today to check out all of the features of the 2020 Forte!



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