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Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $27,475

Honda Civic Touring   
Difference: $475

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,576

Honda Civic Touring   
Difference: $615

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelCivicForte
TrimTouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $26,600 $21,300
Base Invoice $24,701 $20,130
Universal garage door opener   350
Premium Plus Package   4,490
Floor mats   125
Remote start   495
Rear spoiler   295
Universal garage door opener   291
Premium Plus Package   4,119
Floor mats   102
Remote start   410
Rear spoiler   244
Options (change) 0 5,755
Options (change) 0 5,166
Destination 875 895
Total Price $27,475 $27,950
Total Invoice $25,576 $26,191

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

The configured Kia Forte 4dr Sedan

Even when the Honda Civic and Kia Forte are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Honda Civic Touring trim is $26,600. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $27,475.

The base sticker price of the Kia Forte EX trim is $21,300. The features would cost an additional $5,755. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $27,950.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Forte trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Forte EX appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

The configured Kia Forte 4dr Sedan

Even when the Honda Civic and Kia Forte are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Honda Civic Touring trim is $24,701. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $25,576.

The invoice of the Kia Forte EX trim is $20,130. The features would cost an additional $5,166. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $26,191.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Forte trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Forte EX appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Civic Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,300
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,383
Model Year20172017
ModelCivicForte
TrimTouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine174hp I4164hp I4
TransmissionCVTT6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)450, 10?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/50-17215/45-17
Total Price$27,475$27,950
Adjustments for Features-8250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,650$27,950
Total Invoice$25,576$26,191
Adjustments for Features-7680
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,808$26,191

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Features Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20172017
ModelCivicForte
TrimTouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Cruise control $250
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot camera, passenger side$300 
Blind spot warning system $200
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane keeping assist system$400 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Rollover sensor$50 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input $50
Rear air vents $100
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
Boost gauge$75 
LED headlights$1000 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Xenon HID headlights $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Heated second row seats$200 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$4,525$3,700
Value of Feature Adjustments$825$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-7680

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20172017
ModelCivicForte
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in106.3 in
Length182.3 in179.5 in
Width70.8 in70.1 in
Height55.7 in56.3 in
Curb Weight2,850 lb.2,909 lb.
Fuel Capacity12.4 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.7 in53.8 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in37.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in54.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room47.3 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom37.4 in35.9 in
Cargo Volume15.1 ft314.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Forte EX

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested15060%
Total Not Requested10040%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Upgraded instruments0No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Total Requested372578%
Total Not Requested105022%

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