Compare 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Kia Forte
2017 Toyota Corolla
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX Automatic 25 33 $20,130 $21,300
Forte LX Automatic 29 38 $16,932 $17,600
Forte LX Manual 25 34 $16,271 $16,600
Forte S Automatic 29 38 $18,318 $19,300
Forte5 EX Automatic 25 34 $20,966 $22,100
Forte5 LX Automatic 25 34 $17,463 $18,200
Forte5 SX DCT 25 30 $22,422 $23,800
Forte5 SX Manual 23 29 $24,426 $26,000
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50th Anniversary Special Edition CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition CVT 28 35 $20,278 $21,900
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,484 $18,500
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,532 $18,935
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $17,903 $19,335
Corolla LE Eco w/Package 1 CVT 29 38 $17,903 $19,335
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $18,930 $20,445
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,059 $21,665
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,208 $21,825
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,000 $22,680
Corolla iM CVT 28 36 $18,045 $19,490
Corolla iM Manual 27 35 $17,361 $18,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,130
$20,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$21,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Kia Forte looks more handsome and finely detailed for 2017, as well as even better-equipped for the money, although its tight packaging and lackluster safety scores will likely remain concerns. The 2017 Toyota Corolla takes a well-deserved bow this year for 50 years of drama-free commuting. This model is entirely acceptable, and we're thankful for an available suite of advanced safety tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2885
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 2.48 - 0.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.76
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
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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