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2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla Review

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2022 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,090 to $24,490
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2022 Toyota
Corolla

MSRP*: $20,425 to $28,710
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MPG - City 22 - 31 MPG 28 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 41 MPG 36 - 40 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 169-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 139 - 169 hp
Exterior Length 182.7 in 182.3 - 182.5 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.0 - 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Corolla. 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
The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Corolla, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is a little wider than the Toyota Corolla, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as 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.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels 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.