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2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Corolla than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Forte may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Toyota Corolla, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Toyota Corolla. The Kia Forte is slightly shorter than the Toyota Corolla, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Corolla.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Toyota Corolla.

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2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $16,490 - $21,200

2017 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*: $18,500 - $22,680
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City MPG: 25 - 29 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 - 38 35 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $16,165 - $20,037 $17,484 - $21,000

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.