When comparing the Kia Forte GT's and the Honda Civic Sport'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 Sport has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Kia Forte GT's and the Honda Civic Sport's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Sport is a better car than the Kia Forte GT.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Sport Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Forte GT ranges from $23,971 to $29,969 while a used 2023 Honda Civic Sport is priced between $25,729 to $31,077. For a new model, the Kia Forte GT's price is between $25,286 and $30,494, with the Honda Civic Sport priced between $25,805 and $27,343.
Kia Forte GT vs. Honda Civic Sport 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 Sport loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Sport 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 Sport 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 Sport 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 Sport base engine makes 158 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Honda Civic Sport has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Kia Forte GT has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Honda Civic Sport 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 Sport has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.