2018 Kia Forte vs Honda Civic

Specs at a Glance


2018 Kia Forte

2018 Kia Forte



Roadside Assistance

  5yr. / 60,000 mi.

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic



Roadside Assistance

  3yr. / 36,000 mi.

2018 Kia Forte vs 2018 Honda Civic

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The KIA Forte and Honda Civic are both geared toward practicality, and they both preserve their image and style while doing it. Both models made it into the top 10 on U.S. News in the compact vehicle categories for their performance, safety and overall reliability. Choosing between these two models is the same as choosing between amazing and spectacular. Here is a comparison of them so that you can see which model you should test-drive as quickly as possible.


Nowadays, drivers want to have a lot of technology in their cabins so that they can improve their driving experiences and entertain their guests, as well. You’ll be glad to know that the Forte is jam-packed with tech for you to enjoy. Some of the technological goods that you will see on this model include features such as the Rear Camera Display, the UVO system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto keep you connected to your most precious applications such as Pandora, Audiobooks, Navigation and the like. The Rear Camera Display allows you to know what’s going on around your vehicle at all times. You’ll love having it at your disposal and feeling extra safe.

The Civic has some technology for you, as well. You’ll have immediate access to features such as the USB chargers, connected audio and more. You will have a high level of comfort no matter where you go and who you have with you. Your passengers will also be able to have some entertainment during their journeys and keep their electronic devices running the entire time.


The safety features are plentiful on both vehicles, so you never have to worry about not having enough protection to get you through tough times. Some of the features that you will find on the Forte include the Brake Assist, Hill Start Control, Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Anti-lock Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and more. The exhaustive list is extensive and covers various safety issues that may arise during your travels. On the Civic, you can look forward to seeing features like the Collision Mitigating Braking System, the Lane Keeping Assist System and the Adaptive Cruise Control system. These features help you to stay in line so that you never lose control of your vehicle.

Cost to Own

If your budget is the most important factor, you’ll appreciate the low cost of the Forte. You can get inside of a band new Forte LX model for $16,800 and up. Of course, you can get an even sweeter deal if you purchase it slightly used, or you get it during a promotional period. You may even get a dealer special on it. The Civic is a bit more expensive but is still on the affordable side of things. You can definitely get an amazing deal for about $18,840 and up from there. Both options will allow you to grab hold of car that comes with a myriad of features and does not compromise quality because of affordability. The finance team at Carriage KIA can help you to get the perfect arrangement so that you go home with a car that you absolutely love.

Contact Carriage KIA to drive the Forte so that you can see how fantastic it is as compared to the Civic. Sales personnel are waiting to allow you to get behind the wheel to get the full experience today. The experience is just a phone call away.

* Starting price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See ‘Trims’ section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.