2019 Kia Forte vs Honda Civic
Compact cars take the features drivers in Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap enjoy in popular sedan models and pack them into the more nimble and fuel-efficient body type. The two models our team at Kia of Coatesville took a closer look at in this 2019 Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic comparison show how these cars mix fun driving with practical performance.
How Efficient Are These Two Cars?
With either car, you will be gaining an extremely efficient vehicle when it comes to saving fuel. The Kia Forte has a better standard MPG though. Powered by a 2.0L I-4 engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2019 Forte gets 27 city/37 highway MPG.*
The 2019 Civic is equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission that supplies the car with a fuel economy of 25 city/36 highway MPG. You can also opt for other transmissions with the base trim level of each vehicle to improve the gas mileage.
With the Kia Forte, the available Intelligent Variable Transmission gives the car 31 city/41 highway MPG.* The available Continuously Variable Transmission with the standard engine of the Civic helps it get 30 city/38 highway MPG.
Beyond getting you more miles per gallon of gas, the 2019 Kia Forte can also hold more fuel with a tank capacity of 14.0 gallons. The 2019 Honda Civic has a fuel tank that can carry 12.39 gallons of gas. Whether you are heading out to Lancaster, Reading, or Newark, the 2019 Forte will get you from place to place with less stops to refuel.
Providing a Comfortable Time Driving
Just because these cars are described as compact doesn’t mean their interior space is also compact. As the driver, you will have a similar amount of headroom and legroom in both cars for a comfortable ride, along with available heated seats to keep you warm when the cold winter months hit.
They also have available power-adjustable driver’s seats for you to find a comfortable seating position. The Kia Forte has the available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat for more precise control compared to the available eight-way power adjustable seat in the Honda Civic. This available seat also comes with power lumbar support, which makes the Kia Forte a more pleasant car to drive when going on long trips.
Keeping Connected for More Convenience
Another aspect that separates the Kia Forte from the Honda Civic is that the 2019 Forte comes standard with the features of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Depending on the smartphone you have, you can connect to the Kia Forte with either Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and use a variety of its functions on the touchscreen display.
Beyond using these features to play your favorite podcast, customized playlists, and audiobook, you can use your voice to make phone calls and send text messages. You can even have the car read your incoming messages and use the maps on your phone to display directions to your destination. In order to have these features in the 2019 Civic, you will need to upgrade trim levels.
Discover More About the Kia Forte
This 2019 Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic comparison shows that while both vehicles are excellent cars, the 2019 Forte is the more efficient car to take around Downingtown, Gap, and Coatesville—or even farther out to Newark, Reading, and Lancaster.
Stop by Kia of Coatesville to learn even more about the 2019 Kia Forte and get behind the wheel for a test drive!
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.