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Compare 2018 Kia Forte vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Kia Forte
2018 Toyota Corolla
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX Automatic 25 33 $20,529 $21,700
Forte LX Automatic 29 37 $17,185 $17,900
Forte LX Manual 25 34 $16,415 $16,800
Forte S Automatic 25 37 $18,403 $19,400
Forte5 EX Automatic 25 34 $21,092 $22,200
Forte5 LX Automatic 25 34 $17,532 $18,300
Forte5 SX DCT 25 30 $22,574 $23,900
Forte5 SX Manual 23 29 $24,610 $26,100
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L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,577 $18,600
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,625 $19,035
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla LE Eco w/Package 1 CVT 29 38 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $19,022 $20,545
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,152 $21,765
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,403 $22,035
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,093 $22,780
Corolla iM CVT 28 36 $18,139 $19,590
Corolla iM Manual 27 35 $17,454 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,529
$17,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$18,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches. Perfectly average in every way, the Toyota Corolla is thoroughly competent, but not at all interesting.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 97.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 183.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
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
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
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
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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 5.5
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2840
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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