Compare 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Kia Forte
2020 Toyota Corolla
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,389 $23,100
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,522 $19,600
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,565 $20,050
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,417 $22,050
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,268 $24,050
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,657 $25,550
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT 32 41 $20,639 $22,290
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $19,806 $21,390
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $18,786 $20,290
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,537 $24,340
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,518 $23,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,095
$21,389
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list. It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 53 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 52 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 88.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 13.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65VR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2903 3050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 121 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 53
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 52
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 3.4
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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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2020 Kia Fortes in stock; 2021s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $1,750 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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