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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Honda Civic: Which is better?

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2020 Kia Forte & 2020 Honda Civic Comparison

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Compact sedans are known for their smaller model size, cheaper gas mileage, and fantastic overall value. In recent years, modern compact models focus on a sleek-sporty exterior and an interior with high tech capabilities. The 2020 Kia Forte is an example of this with all of the superior features you could need. Let’s take a look to see how the Forte compares to the competition some features to the 2020 Honda Civic.


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)


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


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


Multi-angle rearview camera

Interior Features

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

The 2020 Kia Forte beats the Honda Civic in nearly every category. The estimated fuel economy ratings are better compared to the civic, and the gasoline tank holds more gasoline on the Forte. Moreover, the inside of the Forte has all of the prenium comfort and convenience amenities you need. Just about every feature listed is standard and is included in the Kia Forte base trim and up. The Civic may have those same features, but they are not standard and require an extra cost to upgrade.

Find the Perfect Kia Forte at World Car Kia New Braunfels

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