Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort drivers in the market for their next mode of transportation are likely to be interested in the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic. Both of these on-road companions come with a lot of beneficial attributes.

To help you decide which one matches your lifestyle, priorities, and sensibilities better, the team at Car Town Kia has put together this side-by-side Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic comparison. We'll be taking a look at what each one has to offer within the areas of convenience, safety, and comfort. Dive in to get started.

Kia Forte vs Honda Civic: Convenience and Safety

Convenience is a big part of the driving experience you'll get from the Forte and the Civic. For instance, both models provide display screens on the dashboard to help you keep track of the road ahead as you quickly change the radio station or adjust a setting.

The Forte makes this quite easy since it comes standard with a touch-screen display of eight inches. The standard screen for the Honda Civic is only five inches. While the Civic is available with a screen that measures seven inches, it still falls short of what you'll find standard inside the Kia Forte.   

When it comes to safety, the Forte continues to pull ahead by coming standard with Driver Attention Warning. This feature comes in handy when you're on the road longer than initially planned or driving later than usual. If your driving behavior indicates you've started to get drowsy, Driver Attention Warning will alert you. This warning provides you the opportunity to decide whether to take a break from driving and get some rest. This is not a feature you'll find in the Honda Civic.

Interior Dimensions for the Kia Forte vs Honda Civic

Whether you're taking a short trip across town or embarking on a road trip to another part of the state, it's important you and your passengers have all the space you'll need to enjoy the ride from start to finish. Here's how these two models compare in terms of headroom, shoulder room, and hip room in the back seats:


Second-Row Headroom


Shoulder Room


Hip Room

Kia Forte

37.5 inches

55.3 inches

51.1 inches

Honda Civic

37.1 inches

55 inches

47.3 inches

Your back-seat passengers in the Kia Forte are sure to appreciate the spacious seating arrangements that will accommodate everyone from your kids to your coworkers.

Should I Buy the Kia Forte or Honda Civic?

The Forte uses features like the 8-inch touch-screen display, Driver Attention Warning, and the 51.1 inches of second-row hip room to simply outshine the Honda Civic. If you like what you've learned so far about this fully capable set of wheels and what it can do for your everyday Lexington, Frankfort, and Nicholasville commutes, stop by or contact the team at Car Town Kia today. A member of our team will be able to get you set up with your Kia Forte test drive right away. 

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