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Honda Civic vs Kia Forte | Elizabeth, KY
2019 Honda Civic
The compact car segment has a range of available models that combine peppy, fuel-efficient performance with innovative safety technologies, making them solid options for your everyday driving. If you’re considering the popular 2019 Honda Civic or 2019 Kia Forte, you should know that the Civic outperforms the Forte in a number of categories.
Safety
 
The Civic offers a better safety rating than its Kia competitor. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Civic a 5-star overall safety rating, while the Forte has only earned four stars1.
 
Along with superior safety ratings, the Civic also offers more safety technology. That’s because it comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance features2, which includes:

 
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System2
 
While the Forte does offer systems like CMBS™ and Lane Keeping Assist, it doesn’t have available Adaptive Cruise Control or a Road Departure Mitigation System.
Performance
 
Compact cars tend to be sprightly, providing just the right amount of power to make your daily drive fun. The Civic is available with two engine options, providing you with more choice than the Forte, which is only available with a single engine. Under the hood of the Civic, you’ll find more power, regardless of the engine you choose.
 
The Civic’s two engine options include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque or a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
 
For the Forte, the standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, which is less than the Civic’s standard engine.
The Honda Civic is a perennial favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Swing by Hardin County Honda today for a test drive.
 
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov)
**CMBS™ cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 
Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 
ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function. Driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.
 
LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions

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