Compare the 2022 Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte

Everyone knows that the Honda Civic is a perennial favorite in the compact car class, but you may be wondering how it compares to other options. Today, we're comparing the 2022 Honda Civic and 2022 Kia Forte to see how Honda's popular and highly rated Civic lineup stacks up against Kia's small sedan.

Both the Honda Civic and Kia Forte sedans feature inline 4-cylinder engines, four doors and affordable price tags. However, these two compact cars differ in many areas, so let's start with our comparison.

By the end of this compact car comparison, we hope you'll have a better idea of which model you would prefer as your next vehicle!


Honda Civic Sedan

Kia Forte

Starting MSRP



Base Engine

2.0 L

2.0 L




Fuel Economy

31 City / 40 Hwy MPG

31 City / 41 Hwy MPG

Base Curb Weight

2877 LBS

2908 LBS

Backup Camera



Safety Suite

Honda Sensing

Kia Drive Wise

Performance and Efficiency

Compact cars are known for fuel efficiency, and both the new Honda Civic and Kia Forte excel in this arena. In fact, these two compact cars for sale have nearly identical EPA-estimated city and highway MPG ratings in base-model form.

When it comes to fuel efficiency and performance, it's a pretty close match. However, the Honda Civic takes the lead, thanks to its available 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. Most 2022 Civic models feature this turbo-four engine that not only boosts power output but fuel efficiency too!

Even in base model form, the 2022 Honda Civic's 2.0-liter engine outperforms the Kia Forte's engine of the same displacement. Stepping up to Honda's available 1.5-liter turbo engine in the new Civic grants motorists 180 horsepower, far surpassing the Forte's max output of just 147 horses.

Safety Systems

The great news for compact-car shoppers is that both the 2022 Honda Civic and 2022 Kia Forte come standard with advanced safety features.

Every 2022 Honda Civic boasts Honda Sensing, a suite of driver-assistive technologies like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

The 2022 Forte offers some similar safety systems but falls short in several areas. Still, it does offer the Kia Drive Wise features like Auto Emergency Braking Technology, Lane Keeping Technology and a Rear Occupant Alert.

Secure a Honda Civic for Sale in Southgate, MI

If you're in the market for an affordable, fuel-efficient and fun new compact car for sale around Southgate, Michigan, then you owe it to yourself to visit Genthe Honda for a test drive of one of our new 2022 Honda Civic cars for sale.

Unlike the Kia Forte, Honda's new Civic is offered in multiple body styles -- sedan and hatchback -- and can be had with high-output turbocharged engines, like in the potent new Civic Si.

Genthe Honda is here for Dearborn, MI, area motorists with attractive new Honda lease and finance offers to go with every competitively priced 2022 Civic. See our selection of new Honda cars for sale and apply for financing online before booking that upcoming test drive of your preferred new Civic!