2021 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Honda Civic : Better Value, Better Performance

2021 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Honda Civic

The Kia Forte is an affordable, sporty and perfectly versatile compact car with undeniable styling that will make heads turn everywhere it goes. It offers two levels of performance to cater to every driver’s needs. Inside, comfort and technologies are perfectly adapted to your daily commutes.

Here we compare the 2021 Kia Forte to the 2022 Honda Civic.

Better performance and driving dynamics in the 2021 Kia Forte

Even though it’s a compact car, the Kia Forte focusses on driving dynamics. It is available with a choice of two engines. The base powertrain is four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This one can be mated with a six-speed manual transmission for those who want a drive with a little bit more engagement, or a continuously variable transmission for maximum precision. The Civic’s base engine deploys a few more horses, but it is not offered with a manual transmission in the sedan.

The second engine choice is a 1.6-litre four cylinder turbocharged engine with an output of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a competition-inspired dual clutch 7-speed automatic transmission to provide an exhilarating driving experience.

The 2022 Civic sedan’s second engine is a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Not only does it underperform compared to the Forte’s turbocharged engine, it is also terribly unreliable.

More space and style in the 2021 Kia Forte

Like every Kia product, the Forte provides an exceptional build quality inside and out. While rivals like the Civic use basic, budget-oriented materials, the Forte’s interior is carefully curated using upscale and refined textures. It also lets you and your passengers benefit from more cargo space. With 434 litres of cargo volume in the trunk compared to the Civic’s 419 litres, you’ll never have to leave anything behind.

The Kia Forte has much more to offer than the Honda Civic. But it is also more affordable. With a starting price of only $19,655, it outranks the 2022 Civic in terms of pricing as well, which starts at $5,000 more. Come and see what the Kia Forte can do for you. You can also shop for your car online with us, our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.