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2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2019 Kia Forte

Each new Honda vehicle available in the Meridian Honda showroom is among the most respected and well-received platform in its corner of the automotive industry. For yet another model year, the Honda Civic Sedan is available at the dealership with several important updates that will help widen the gap with its increasingly competent competition. Even though the current generation of the Honda Civic was first introduced just two years ago, the automaker has introduced a new trim for the current model year which delivers a sportier driving experience. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2019 Kia Forte will help customers winnow down their choices during the research portion of the buying cycle. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Civic Sedan today by calling, 601-693-4651.

When someone visits Meridian Honda, they will have five trim grades to choose from LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each of these offers an increasing level of feature availability. However, all of them share a few common elements that have caught the attention of independent online automotive experts. Among the areas that impressed these experts were the dimensions and quality of the passenger cabin. All five passengers should have little problem finding a comfortable seating position. Additionally, the interior of the 2019 Civic Sedan has been praised for being built with high-quality materials. While the 2019 is on the road, drivers can expect a comfortable and athletic driving experience. The 2019 Forte lost points with the same experts for lacking passenger space and having a comparatively stiff ride quality. 

 

2019 Civic Sedan Vs. 2019 Kia Forte
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
158/138 Horsepower/Torque 147/132
Six-speed Manual Transmission Six-speed Manual
Yes Smartphone Integration Yes

 

Performance Specs

Honda has made two engine options available for the 2019 Civic Sedan. Which one an owner gets will depend on which trim they choose to take home from Meridian Honda. The LX and Sport models employ a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Customers choosing the EX, EX-L and Touring grades will get a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Several transmissions are available – depending on which version is chosen and customer choice. The 2019 Kia Forte is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine across the board and it has a peak output of 147 horsepower.

A photo of the front seats in the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan.

A photo of the center console in the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan.
A photo of the gear-shifter for the automatic transmission in the 2019 Civic Sedan.