When comparing the Kia Forte GT's and the Honda Civic Si's specifications and ratings, the Kia Forte GT has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The Honda Civic Si has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Kia Forte GT's and the Honda Civic Si's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Si is a better car than the Kia Forte GT.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Si Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Forte GT ranges from $23,971 to $29,969 while a used 2023 Honda Civic Si is priced between $30,923 to $36,985. For a new model, the Kia Forte GT's price is between $25,286 and $30,494, with the Honda Civic Si priced between $29,231 and $32,088.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Si Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Forte GT loses 39.8 percent of its value and the Honda Civic Si loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Si retains 9.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Forte GT.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Si Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Forte is 7.9 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Kia Forte being ranked 14 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Kia Forte is ranked 20 and the Honda Civic is ranked 5.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Si Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Forte is 7.6 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Forte.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Forte GT’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Honda Civic Si base engine makes 200 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. The Si is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles.This gives the Honda Civic Si the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia Forte GT the advantage in maximum range. The GT uses regular unleaded, and the Si uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Honda Civic Si has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Kia Forte GT has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Honda Civic Si has higher safety ratings than the Kia Forte GT, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Civic Si has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.