2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Honda Civic

Drivers in the market for a small sedan have a variety of viable options to choose from, but those looking for a vehicle with a roomy interior, impressive fuel economy rating and excellent warranty will want to check out the 2017 Kia Forte. With a few new updates for the 2017 model year, including an updated front-end styling and new taillights, the Kia Forte is back and better than ever.

The compact car class is known for being fiercely competitive, so how does the 2017 Forte stack up against heavy hitters like the 2017 Honda Civic? We’re putting the sporty small sedan to the test in a head-to-head comparison against the 2017 Civic. Keep reading for a detailed look at the features and specs offered by both vehicles!

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2017 Kia Forte LX vs 2017 Honda Civic LX
Starting at $16,600 Base MSRP Starting at $18,740
Standard on all trims Satellite Radio Extra-cost option on select trims
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Standard on all trims Power Heated Exterior Mirrors Extra-cost option on select trims

The 2017 Honda Civic comes in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. Two engine options are available: a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that makes 158 horsepower and a 1.5-liter engine that produces 174 horsepower. Drivers looking for technology features will want to opt for one of the higher, more-expensive trim levels, which offer Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Pandora compatibility® and HD Radio™. Standard safety features for all trims include Vehicle Stability Assist™, Traction Control, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, a rearview camera, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

The 2017 Kia Forte comes in three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. All trims come standard with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower in the LX and S trims and 164 horsepower in the EX trim. Standard technology features for all trim levels include a touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB/auxiliary input jack, and steering-wheel mounted audio and hands-free phone buttons. Looking for advanced safety features? The 2017 Kia Forte has you covered, offering high-tech safety features such as the Blind Spot Detection System with Lane-Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane Departure Warning System, the Forward Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Standard safety features for all trims include dual advanced front airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, the Traction Control System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, side-impact door beams, front and rear crumple zones, the LATCH System, and 3-point safety belts for all seating positions.

Drivers interested in seeing all the features and specifications that set the 2017 Kia Forte apart from the rest of its competitive class are encouraged to stop in and see us at Motion Kia or schedule an obligation-free test drive online. Car shoppers with additional questions about the impressive sedan are invited to contact our team today!

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