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Compare 2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Kia Forte

2020 Toyota Corolla
2019 Kia Forte
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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
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte LXS IVT 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
Forte S IVT 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,389
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
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
53 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
52 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 51.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53 53
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 182.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.3
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)
10.8 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65VR15 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65VR15 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3050 2903
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3600 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 5200 147 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
52 40
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.89
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
3.4 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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 Toyota Corolla
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  • Up to $750 off
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR + cash
  • Lease: From $199/mo.
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2019 Kia Forte
  • 2019 and 2020 Fortes are available
  • Cash: Up to $2,750 on 2019s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 66 months on 2019s
  • Lease: From $169 for 36 months

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