2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte

The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Kia Forte are in the same class: they’re both compact cars that boast solid performance, impressive fuel economy, and an affordable price tag. Beyond that, you’ll find some major differences that could definitely affect your driving needs here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. See for yourself how they match up!

Performance and Efficiency

Take a look at the performance and efficiency numbers for these two cars, and you’ll see some major differences.

The 2016 Kia Forte uses a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that generates 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. The Forte is rated at 25 mpg city/37 mpg highway/30 mpg based on EPA estimates with this engine. It’s also available with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque; this engine earns an EPA estimate of 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway/28 mpg combined.

The 2016 Honda Civic starts with a 2.0L four-cylinder that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque – this engine earns an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission. The Civic is available with a turbocharged 1.5L turbocharged engine that makes 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission.

The Civic clearly wins out when it comes to both performance and fuel economy.

Features and Options

When it comes down to features and options, the 2016 Honda Civic once again pulls away from the 2016 Kia Forte. The Civic comes with important standard features that include automatic climate control, cruise control, a theft deterrent system, a rearview camera, floor mats, and map lights. None of that comes standard in the Kia Forte. You may also choose from important safety features with the Civic, such as a lane departure warning system and adaptive cruise control – again, none of those are available in the Forte.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can find out more about the latest Honda Civic right now at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We’re happy to be able to provide the new Civic for our community here in Crystal Lake, Elgin, and the greater Chicago area, and we think you’ll agree that it’s the better choice than the Kia Forte!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.