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Who's Better? - 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic

Big Features in Small Cars

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Compact sedans have been known for their smaller size and high-value prices. In 2020, the market is similar, but the focus now is on a sporty design with impressive features and capabilities. The 2020 Kia Forte is a perfect example of an excellent sport compact sedan. Between its advanced hands-free tech, sleek new design, and superior comfort and convenience features, the Forte offers drivers luxury and performance. The 2020 Forte is a standout option in its class. See how it compares with the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan.

Interior & Convenience

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


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:

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:

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

The 2020 Forte is the Better Sport Compact Car

The 2020 Kia Forte beats the Honda Civic in nearly every category. The Forte has a better average fuel economy rating than the civic, and the fuel tank can hold more gasoline. Also, the interior of the Forte provides upgraded convenience and comfort features than the Civic. Most features mentioned are standard on all of the Kia Forte trim levels; the technology in the Forte is more advanced. The Civic may offer similar features but they are only available on some, more expensive trim levels; like Apple CarPlay.

Find the Perfect Kia Forte at World Car Kia South

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