New Honda Civic vs Kia Forte Comparison - Raleigh, NC

Are you shopping for a new car to hit the North Carolina roads? If so, there's a lot of great options in the market, and it can be overwhelming and confusing to find the perfect new car for you. When it comes to compact cars, the Kia Forte and Honda Civic stand out at the front of the pack. 

Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is here to do a rundown of the Honda Civic vs Kia Forte. It's our goal to provide every driver with the information they need to make the best decision on their next new car. Buckle up Raleigh, Durham, and Cary drivers as we drive through the highlights of each new car. 

Honda Civic vs Kia Forte: Overview

Both the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte are small on the outside but pack-a-punch on the inside when it comes to interior space. Both sedans have a seating capacity of five and estimated MPG that'll make you smile. Let's jump in to see which car is better for you, the Kia Forte or the Honda Civic.

Cost Comparison

The Kia Forte has a lower price tag than the Honda Civic. The 2022 Kia Forte has a starting MSRP $19,090* while the Honda Civic will cost drivers more with a starting MSRP of $21,900*. If cost is your deciding factor, the Kia Forte will win out every time.

MPG Fuel Efficiency

Both the Forte and the Civic produce MPG results drivers will love especially with the cost of gas prices. The Kia Forte gets an estimated 41* highway miles to the gallon. The Honda Civic is similar, although slightly lower, with an estimated 40* highway miles to the gallon. 

Trim Options on the Kia Forte

Having a vehicle that exactly fits your driving needs and lifestyle is important. The 2022 Kia Forte has five trims available to fit you. 2022 Kia Forte trims include: 

  1. Kia Forte FE with an 8-inch touchscreen display
  2. Kia Forte LXS with 16-inch alloy wheels
  3. Kia Forte GT-Line for a sportier and upscale feel
  4. Kia Forte GT with a 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower
  5. Kia Forte GT Manual with a 6 speed manual transmission and power sunroof

Awards and Recognition

The Kia Forte has a proven history of excellence. The 2021 Kia Forte is a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and LED headlights.* Kia also comes with a best-in-class warranty with the industry leading 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.*

Dimensions and Interior Space

Let's break down the interior dimensions on the compact car Kia Forte. The Forte offers 96 cubic feet of interior room to make the driver and passengers comfortable on the road. The Forte also has 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room that allows you to pack it up with anything you need while on-the-go. On the flip-side, the Honda Civic offers essentially the same interior room at 97.8 cubic feet, but slightly less cargo room at 15.1 cubic feet. 

Test Drive a New Kia Forte in Raleigh, NC 
Ready to take a spin in the new Kia Forte? Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh has great options! Get started online or visit our Kia dealership in person at 9209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617. You can also give our sales team a call at (919) 899-9055. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about our vehicles or the great perks of driving a Kia Forte!  

Don't forget about our Fred Anderson Family Plan that comes with each new Kia purchased at our Raleigh dealership. Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is proud to serve the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary areas. 


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Forte MSRP: Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim.Forte GT with optional GT2 Package shown priced higher at $25,690.MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary. Kia America, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages and models. Not responsible for typographical and computer errors. Other options available for other trim levels. Some color, package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. See retailer for details.

Honda MSRP: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,015 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

Forte MPG: Based on EPA mileage estimates for the 2022 Forte FE. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle's condition.

Civic MPG: 31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

IIHS: 2021 Kia Forte earned a 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award when equipped with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and LED headlights. For more information go to

Warranty: The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program includes various warranties and roadside assistance. Warranties include powertrain and New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Basic). All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for details or go to