Many dealerships claim to provide a hassle-free car buying process, but nobody says researching which car to buy is necessarily easy. Here at Hilton Head Honda, however, we want to make it easier for you. That’s why we frequently create comparison pages like this one, doing much of the research for you on key vehicle features and comparing them side-by-side. On this page, we’re focusing on the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs the 2019 Kia Forte.
So, what are you looking for in a compact sedan? Well, although you may not be looking for a ton of space, you probably want to avoid anything that is going to feel too cramped. That’s why the Civic stands out. It has 98 cubic feet of total space for passengers, but the rear seat space is where you really want to focus. Often, there is hardly enough space for adult passengers, which is why it’s impressive that the Civic edges out the Forte in this area thanks to 37.4 inches of rear seat legroom.
2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX
2019 Kia Forte FE
|158 hp, 138 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||147 hp, 132 lb-ft of torque|
|98 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||96 cubic feet|
|37.4 inches||Rear Legroom||35.7 inches|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||N/A|
Also important in a compact sedan is performance. Compact cars should be fun to drive, and that means you need sufficient engine power. When comparing the Civic and Forte, neither could be considered to be underpowered. However, the Civic does have an edge in both horsepower and torque output. On top of that, even while cruising in highway traffic, the Civic is a great option as it comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, which adjusts your speed in order to keep a certain distance between you and any vehicles ahead of you. When you or the other car switch lanes and the path is clear, the system will increase to your desired speed again.
There’s much more to learn about this comparison, but the best way to learn is by experiencing the Civic for yourself. Contact us at Hilton Head Honda when you’re ready to get behind the wheel and our automotive experts will be happy to help.