Compare 2014 Kia Forte vs 2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Kia Forte
2014 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $15,876 $16,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $16,944 $18,300
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,592 $19,000
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $17,962 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $17,963 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,240 $19,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $18,611 $20,100
4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $18,889 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $19,722 $21,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,599
$15,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. The 2014 Toyota Corolla keeps its frugal, responsible core but adds a lot more verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 97.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65SR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2736 2800
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 390
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.21
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.0 (Est) -
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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