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2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Kia Forte

Red 2018 Honda Civic and white 2018 Kia Forte side by side

With so many cars to choose from in the automotive world today, drivers can sometimes get overwhelmed by the various options. However, year after year, models such as the Honda Civic continue to impress drivers with their performance and reliability. To help drivers find their next car, we wanted to take a look at the standard 2018 Civic LX 6-Speed Manual model and the 2018 Kia Forte. So what are some of the big differences between the 2018 Honda Civic vs the 2018 Kia Forte?

Performance is often the name of the game with all vehicles, let alone sedan models. While many seem to trade off efficiency and power, the new Civic LX 6-Speed Manual excels in both categories. In fact, this standard Civic is able to offer an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 city/40 highway/32 combined mpg*. The base Civic is also more powerful than the Forte, as its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is able to power the sedan to 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Honda Civic LX 6-Speed Manual


2018 Kia Forte

32* Combined MPG 28
158 Horsepower 147
98 cu.ft Passenger Space 96 cu.ft
15.1 cu.ft Cargo Space 14.9 cu.ft

Infotainment System in the 2018 Honda Civic

Even with impressing with its fantastic performance, the new Civic also provides an exciting and entertaining experience when inside the vehicle. In fact, the new 2018 Honda Civic offers 50+ available technology features and 20+ connected audio features for drivers to customize their vehicle. Customers can also have access to the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Navigation, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Honda Civic vs the 2018 Kia Forte, be sure to contact us at Miller Honda. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Civic sedan today by scheduling a test drive of your favorite model at our dealership.


*28 city/40 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2018 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.

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