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2010 Kia Forte

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2010 Kia Forte 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$13,695
$15,350
Invoice $13,430 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
22/34 22/35
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Simple, elegant exterior styling
  • Tight, quiet cabin and overall refinement
  • Seating and cargo space
  • Top tech and safety features standard on base model

Dislikes:

  • Awkward clutch coordination for manual transmission
  • Steering feel (hydraulic assist)

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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