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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $23,090
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,050 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 25 - 31 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. 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 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.

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.