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The 2016 Honda Civic vs the 2016 Kia Forte near Woodbridge, VA

2016 Civic: More Standard Features, Higher Safety Ratings, and Better Fuel Economy

Safety just isn’t something you should skimp on. This head-to-head between the 2016 Honda Civic vs the 2016 Kia Forte near Woodbridge, VA, is going to highlight the drastic differences between the Civic and Kia, one of the primary ones being safety. There’s a marginal difference between the standard features and fuel economy which are pretty important, too.

Standard features are a great couple of words – it means that you don’t have to pay extra to add that component. The Civic comes loaded with a bunch of standard features, including 16-inch wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights and taillights, Cruise Control, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and an expanded-view driver side mirror. When it comes to technology, the Civic has also been graciously equipped and comes with a 5-inch central display screen, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera1, Bluetooth®2, and a 4-speaker sound system, which will be great to listen to Pandora®3 over! The Forte’s base package is quite a bit skimpier, only including 15-inch wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth®4, and a 4-speaker sound system. To get cruise control5 or a touchscreen, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher package.

There’s a lot more to discuss, though, when it comes to the 2016 Honda Civic vs the 2016 Kia Forte near Woodbridge, VA, such as fuel economy. Buying a car is an expensive endeavor to begin with, but it doesn’t have to keep being expensive. The Civic comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine married to a CVT that gets an excellent 35 MPG combined6, it breaks down to 31/42/35 MPG city/highway/combined6, which are great numbers, especially if you’re a big highway driver. The Kia Forte, on the other hand, is going to have to stop for gas much sooner with its own turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which only manages 25 MPG combined7.

Safety is going to be the real cincher here, though. The Kia Forte isn’t even playing the same game as Honda Civic. The 2016 Civic with Honda Sensing is a 2016 Top Safety Pick+, as named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It received the highest rating of “good” in the small- and moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength, and whiplash protections test. The Civic was also awarded a rating of “superior” in its Collision Mitigation Braking System8. The Forte can boast none of these accolades and, worse, received the second-to-worst rating of “marginal” in its small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

The Civic has more standard features, better fuel economy, and an undoubtedly superior safety rating. With all of this in mind, the 2016 Honda Civic vs the 2016 Kia Forte near Woodbridge, VA, has come to close, the Civic the reigning champion. Come on down to Pohanka Honda and test this all-around good compact sedan for yourself.

 

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1. Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

2. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

3. Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

4. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth® wireless technology. Driving drowsy or distracted is dangerous and should be avoided. Drivers should remain attentive to driving and always exercise caution when using the steering wheel-mounted controls while driving.

5. Included in the Popular and Popular Plus Packages. Driving drowsy or distracted is dangerous and should be avoided. Drivers should remain attentive to driving and always exercise caution when using the steering wheel-mounted controls while driving.

6. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for turbo models with CVT. Based on 2016 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.

7. Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

8. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage (of collision mitigation). CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

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