Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$21,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 29 mpg
Highway
- 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 2903
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.82
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 4.89
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2021 Civic Hatchback arriving
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Lease: From $250/mo. (2020, Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2020)
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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2021 Kia Fortes in stock; 2020s sold out
  • Cash: Up to $1,500 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR
  • Lease: From $169 for 36 months

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