2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Honda Civic

In the race for best compact car, the 2019 Kia Forte is putting up a good fight. With an affordable starting price tag, a focus on performance, and a robust set of standard features that includes desirable active safety and Apple CarPlay integration, the 2019 Forte offers drivers a compact sedan without compromise. How does the 2019 Kia Forte stack up against other top competitors? We put it head-to-head against another class leader, the 2019 Honda Civic, to find out.

Find pricing, fuel economy, and cargo specs below along with a comparison of each model’s standard features to see which sedan you think is the better buy. If you land on the 2019 Kia Forte, browse our current inventory in Fort Worth, TX via the link below or set up a test drive to experience what it has to offer from behind the wheel.

2019 Kia Forte


2019 Honda Civic

$17,790 Starting MSRP $19,450
27/37 Fuel Economy 25/36
15.3 cubic feet  Cargo Space 15.1 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay Available

Which sedan offers more bang for the buck?

While the old adage you get what you pay for may convince some drivers that purchasing a more expensive car will result in a better overall experience, that isn’t always the case. As you can see from the chart above, not only does the 2019 Kia Forte lineup come in at almost $2,000 under the 2019 Honda Civic lineup, but it also beats the Civic in almost every other measurable way.

The 2019 Kia Forte won’t just save drivers money on the purchase price. Thanks to better fuel economy scores and a more robust warranty package, drivers should be able to save throughout their Forte ownership, especially at the gas pump.

If amenities are your area of interest, the 2019 Forte lineup has you covered. Coming standard on all Forte trims is an 8-inch touchscreen display, dual-zone climate control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – all of which are only available on higher trims of the 2019 Civic for a higher cost. In addition, the 2019 Forte also delivers Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning on all models.

Interested in the 2019 Kia Forte lineup? Visit us a Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX and we can provide additional information on the lineup!