New Kia 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic in Southfield Michigan for Sale in Southfield, MI

2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic in Southfield Michigan

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2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic in Southfield Michigan

2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Honda Civic

Though they were once thought of solely as economical transportation, compact cars have become quite popular for other reasons. These vehicles have almost all the same capabilities and features as their midsize counterparts, only in a smaller and more efficient form, and drivers like them for their handling, technology, and fuel economy. The 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Honda Civic are the top contenders in this segment, and in this guide, you’ll learn why the Forte is a better buy in Southfield Michigan.

Southfield Michigan - 2019 Kia Forte's Overview

Safety Features – 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Forte has active head restraints, which use specially designed headrests to minimize the risk of whiplash for front-seat passengers and drivers. The Civic lacks this feature. To make backing up easier, the rear cross traffic alert system (available on the Forte EX) uses bumper-mounted wide-angle radar to help drivers avoid collisions; there’s nothing like it on the Civic. Both the Civic and the Forte have a full range of airbags, front wheel drive, safety belt pre-tensioners, ABS, stability and traction control systems, lane departure warning, and optional blind spot monitoring. For its top-notch performance in various crash tests, the IIHS gave the Forte a Top Pick Plus designation; compare that to the Top Pick the Civic last earned in 2017.

Southfield Michigan - 2019 Kia Forte's Exterior

Ergonomics – 2019 Kia Forte in/near Southfield Michigan

The Civic and the Forte both have child-proof power windows, but only the Forte allows the driver to override the system. The Forte’s intermittent wipers allow drivers to choose the right settings for a variety of conditions, while the Civic’s wipers only have one delay setting. The IIHS performs in-depth tests on headlamps for straight-ahead and curve range, and to ensure that they don’t put out too much glare for oncoming drivers. The Forte’s headlights received an IIHS rating of “Good”, while the Civic’s were rated “Poor”. To help you see further into the curves, the Forte EX and S have available adaptive headlights; there’s no similar feature on the Civic.

Southfield Michigan - 2019 Kia Forte's Interior

Passenger and Cargo Area – Kia Forte specs in/near Southfield

The Forte is roomier on the inside than the Civic. You’ll get .4″ more headroom, 3.8″ more hip room, and .3″ more shoulder room in the rear. To make cargo loading and unloading easier, the trunk can be opened simply by waiting for a moment behind the rear bumper. The Honda Civic lacks a hands-free trunk opening gesture, which can be inconvenient when your hands are full.

Southfield Michigan - 2019 Kia Forte's Mechanical

Warranty Coverage – 2019 Kia Forte dealer

The 2019 Forte comes with a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty that includes 24/7 roadside assistance. The Civic’s warranty expires sooner at three years or 36,000 miles. The Kia’s powertrain warranty is longer as well; it gives drivers ten years or 100,000 miles, while the Honda only covers five years or 60,000 miles. That’s a great reason to choose KIA in Southfield.

Though the Honda Civic is popular among America’s compact sedan buyers, the Kia Forte surpasses it in almost every way imaginable. From its longer warranty and greater fuel efficiency to its higher safety ratings, drivers in Southfield Michigan are deciding to choose KIA in Southfield. We think the Kia Forte is a great buy for local drivers, and we hope you’ll feel the same way. Visit us online to view our full inventory, call for leasing and finance specials, or stop by our dealership to test drive the new Forte. Our commitment to customer service and satisfaction makes all the difference!


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