Toyota Corolla vs Kia Forte Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Toyota Corolla L FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
MSRP
$19,925
Invoice
$18,830
Average Price Paid
$17,989
691 listings nationwide

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2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,090
Invoice
$22,050
Average Price Paid
$22,548
719 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Fair Price
$18,818
Good Price
$17,099
Great Price
$16,117
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Fair Price
$23,376
Good Price
$21,884
Great Price
$21,032

Specs

2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
38 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
--
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.17 in x 3.48 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 825 lbs 884 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 182.7 in
Width 70.1 in 70.9 in
Height 56.5 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Celestite
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Snow White Pearl

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