2018 Forte vs 2018 Honda Civic | New Rochelle Kia Specials

2018 Kia Forte versus 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Kia Forte

Vs.

2018 Honda Civic

$17,900 Auto LX MSRP $19,740
$21,700 Auto EX MSRP Top Trim $26,800 CVT Touring
5-year/60,000 mile Warranty 3-year/36,000 mile
6-speed automatic with OD Transmission CVT with OD
Top Safety Pick + IIHS Top Safety Pick No
53.8 inches Front Hip Room 53.7 inches
53.1 inches Second Row Hip Room 47.3 inches
37.3 inches Second Row Head Room 37.1 inches
13.2 gal Fuel Tank 12.4 gal

The 2018 Kia Forte is a stylish economy sedan with luxury looks and body lines. It has a straightforward cabin design with clean instrument panel and a nice mix of quality plastic and metal trim. There is a choice of two 4-cylinder engines; the first is the base 2.0 liter offering 147 horsepower, and there is an available direct-injection 2.0 liter offering 164 horses. Owners can choose from a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

The biggest advantage of the Forte over the Honda Civic is the price difference, particularly if you like higher model trims. The Honda offers more trims, but they are consistently more expensive than the comparable Forte. The highest trim comparison equates to a $5,000 penalty if you buy the Civic.

The IIHS gave the Forte a “Top Safety Pick +” rating due to its crash tests and the quality of its headlights, while the Civic missed the mark because the IIHS wasn’t impressed with its headlights. The Forte 6-speed automatic transmission includes Sportmatic shifting which allows the driver to control the shift points for a sporty ride. The Civic CVT is noisy and doesn’t shift at all which can be disconcerting. The Forte is also a bit shorter than the Civic but shares the same wheelbase length, making it a bit easier to park in tight places.

Come to Yonkers Kia and let us show you all the features of the 2018 Kia Forte. You will be impressed with the safety, economy, and affordability of this compact sedan.

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