2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2017 Kia Forte

2017 Honda Civic Black

Honda Civic

2017 Kia Forte Grey

Kia Forte

If your old family sedan is ready to kick the bucket, you’ve probably begun to shop around for a new model. The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2017 Kia Forte are both popular options, and both offer a strong overall value. However, if you value safety and fuel economy, only one model should earn a spot at the top of your shopping list. Check out this comparison from Community Honda of Orland Park to find out the winner.

Cost-Saving Efficiency

One area Honda is known for is its excellent fuel economy. Let’s see if the Forte can keep up:

  • The base trim Kia Forte LX with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive reaches 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway/28 mpg combined in EPA estimates.
  • The Honda Civic Sedan LX with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive might look similar on paper, but Honda engineering propels it ahead. It supplies 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway/32 mpg combined* in EPA estimates.

That difference in fuel economy might be understandable if the Civic was underpowered, but it actually delivers more horsepower and torque than the Forte.

Confident Safety

When you’re carrying a full load of passengers in Frankfort, you want to know your vehicle will keep them safe. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests new vehicles to make sure they’re up to the task. In several key areas, the Civic Sedan earned a better rating than the Forte:

  • Front Driver Crash Test – Five Stars**
  • Front Passenger Crash Test – Five Stars**
  • Overall Front Crash Safety – Five Stars**
  • Rollover Safety – Five Stars**

The best the Forte could manage in those categories was four stars. Be sure to take the Civic’s superior safety into account before you make your decision.

Which Sedan Will You Choose?

The choice is clear for customers who value efficiency and safety. The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan model line is simply better equipped, and throughout five distinct trim levels, you’re sure to find the ideal level of high tech features. Community Honda of Orland Park is proud to carry this premium sedan, so schedule a 24-Hour Test Drive today to make sure the Civic Sedan is the perfect fit.

Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).