When you set your sights on a sleek and stylish ride to add more agility and efficiency to your trips around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, you've got a few options you'll want to consider. Deciding between the Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla can be fun if you have the information necessary to make an informed decision.
At Feldman Kia, we're here to provide you with that information and show you some of the similarities and differences between the Forte and Corolla. Reading this comparison will help you determine which automobile is better suited for you and your experiences on the road.
Right out of the gate—or under the hood—there are already a few differences between these two options and their respective engines.
The Kia Forte comes equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that boasts 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway/35 combined MPG when fitted with the Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic®.* Meanwhile, the Corolla includes a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that produces 139 horsepower, 126 lb-ft of torque, and gets 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.
Each of these rides offers a lot to their respective drivers regarding their cabin features and amenities. The Kia Forte includes an 8-inch touchscreen display mounted into the dashboard, while the Corolla includes a 7-inch touchscreen. Each screen gives drivers access to their assortment of media options and connectivity features, though the Corolla’s screen is smaller.
The Kia Forte and Toyota Corolla include AM/FM radios, USB and auxiliary ports for external devices, and even Bluetooth® pairing for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming. Additionally, both even come with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, which integrates your smartphone into the respective touchscreens, giving you direct access to your apps, contacts, and features.
You could also opt to upgrade the multimedia systems in either of these compact automobiles. Doing so will arm you with more features, navigation, for example. Plus, upgrading in the Forte will arm you with a few more features, namely HD Radioä and Voice Command.
The Forte and Corolla both come standard with some helpful driver-assistive features. These features utilize exterior radars and sensors that can measure proximity and factor it against the rate of approach to provide a warning of a potential collision. Each includes a collision warning and mitigation system, as well as a lane departure warning system.
Additionally, the Kia Forte includes a Lane Keeping Assist-Line to ensure you don't drift out of your lane. It also has a Driver Attention Warning, which can detect distracted or drowsy driving behavior, and will provide alerts to keep you focused or let you know when to take a break.
1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.