New Kia 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic near Detroit MI for Sale near Detroit l Southfield MI

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic near Detroit MI

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2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic near Detroit MI

Vehicle Overview

The Kia Forte was just completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, and while that makeover was a big success, Kia has some more significant changes in store for 2020. This includes an overhaul of the trim lineup that sees the S trim dropped and the new GT and GT Line trims added. Chances are that if you are considering the new Forte, you may also be looking at the 2020 Honda Civic. The Forte and Civic are among the most popular sedans on the market, and a 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison by the team at Glassman Kia is an opportunity to see how these vehicles stack up.

Detroit MI - 2020 Kia Forte's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Kia Forte

The new Forte available at Glassman Kia serving Detroit Southfield Auburn Hills Michigan has a 106.3-inch wheelbase. The Civic does as well, and both measure 182.7 inches overall. Fifteen-inch wheels are standard on the Forte whereas 16-inch wheels are standard on the Honda, but both automakers offer options all the way up to 18.

Detroit MI - 2020 Kia Forte's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Kia Forte near Detroit MI

When it comes to the interior aspect of our 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison, drivers tend to care a lot about the practical aspects, such as passenger roominess and cargo space. Both vehicles seat five and offer similar passenger volume. The Civic provides a bit more rear legroom, but the Forte provides more headroom and hip and shoulder room. The trunks are similar as well. Kia provides 15.3 cubic feet of space whereas the Civic is just a tad smaller at 15.1 cubic feet.

Detroit MI - 2020 Kia Forte's Interior

Mechanical – Forte specs near Detroit

Both the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Honda Civic are front-wheel-drive sedans. The base Forte FE has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Most other trims get that same engine but mated to a continuously variable transmission. The exception is the GT, which has a 1.6L turbo four-cylinder and gives you the option of the manual or seven-speed auto with a dual clutch. The Civic is similar in that the base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder and you can choose between a CVT or a six-speed manual. Honda also offers a 1.5L turbo with a CVT, a pairing you are automatically upgraded to at the EX trim and above. Si has a high-performance of the 1.5L turbo and a manual transmission.

Detroit MI - 2020 Kia Forte's Mechanical

Technology – Kia Forte specs near Detroit MI

Kia changed the game when it comes to standard driver assist technologies, so it should come as no surprise that even the base FE includes forward collision detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and more. Honda provides a similar package, which it calls Honda Sensing. Kia distinguishes itself with an 8-inch touchscreen on the base model. Honda offers a 5-inch screen.

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If you would like to see the 2020 Kia Forte in person and test-drive it, you can do that as soon as today at our location serving Detroit Southfield Auburn Hills Michigan. You can also get the latest information by calling us or contacting us online via our website. Through live chat or email, we can assist with personalized quotes, leasing and financing preapproval, specials, trade-ins and much more.


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