Compare 2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Kia Forte

2020 Toyota Corolla
2019 Kia Forte
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CVT L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CVT L 30 38 $18,429 $19,500
CVT LE 30 38 $18,472 $19,950
CVT SE 31 40 $20,324 $21,950
Manual SE 29 36 $20,972 $22,650
CVT Hybrid LE 53 52 $21,250 $22,950
CVT XLE 29 37 $22,176 $23,950
CVT XSE 31 38 $23,565 $25,450
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Manual FE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual FE 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
IVT FE 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
IVT LXS 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
IVT S 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
IVT EX 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,429
$17,168
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$17,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet. The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
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)
10.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2910 2707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 6100 147
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 3900 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.58
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 - 0.40 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 -
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.98
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Kia Forte
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.7
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