Compare 2012 Kia Forte vs 2012 Toyota Corolla

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,900 $15,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,880 $16,200
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,380 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,760 $17,600
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,240 $18,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,330 $18,200
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,710 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,190 $19,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,670 $19,600
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,670 $19,600
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4-Door Sedan Manual L (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,243 $16,130
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,027 $16,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,570 $17,910
4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,674 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,439 $18,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,900
$15,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,200
$16,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 92.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2729 2734
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.88
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.16
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.31
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.25
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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