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Compare 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic

Specs at a Glance

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic

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Economy-size sedans are very popular amongst people of all ages. These vehicles may be smaller in size, but they'll pack a mighty punch. Kia and Honda specialize in economy-size cars, and their sedans for 2019 is no exception to the rule. This comparison is written for a car enthusiast, and it's designed to give you more information on the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Honda Civic.

Exterior Styling

The 2019 Kia Forte is sleek and sophisticated from front to back. Its tiger-nosed grille looks fantastic, and its slanted LEDs give off an aggressive appearance while providing more than enough lighting. The 17-inch alloy wheels also offer a sportier appearance. There are sport side sills present as well as a power sunroof. This exterior embodies sleekness and is inspired by the award-winning Kia Stinger.

The 2019 Honda Civic has more of an oval shape to its exterior appearance. The Civic is restyled for 2019 thanks to its sports trim and feminine features. The front LEDs are horizontally stretched, but the LEDs are also this sedan's best feature. If you're looking for a more masculine-looking vehicle, then this isn't the car for you.


The Kia Forte has agile handling and seamless acceleration. Its 2.0-liter engine produces 147 horsepower, and it comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Thanks to being so efficient, drivers will get about 27 mpg in the city while logging an estimated 37 mpg on the open road.

The Honda Civic is also offered in various trims. The standard-base model offers a 2.0-liter engine that produces 158 horsepower. The hatchback and coupe models provide even more power with up to 171 horsepower. This horsepower comes from a 1.5-liter turbo engine. For its price, the Civic offers a right balance between refinement and frugality.


The 2019 Forte is offered in various trims. Kia has you covered in safety with features such as Lane Keeping Assist technology, Forward Collision Avoidance and an abundance of airbags.

When it comes to safety, the 2019 Civic is impressive with its full- complement of airbags, its stability control, and its active-safety gear. Preventive- safety features include Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking system and road departure mitigation system.

In the end, the 2019 Kia Forte outperforms the 2019 Honda Civic. Both brands have their advantages in different sectors, but Kia was much more proficient overall. If you want to compare and contrast the features of this vehicle, then stop by Kia of Meridian for a test drive. Our vehicle technicians will gladly give you an up close and personal viewing.