2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla at Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA

October 7th, 2019 by

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Compact sedans are the perfect solution for first time drivers, city dwellers, and those who want to pack a style punch without taking up too much room. In come the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Toyota Corolla. Both are known in the compact sedan space for their maneuverability and features at a smart price, but which one is the better buy? Check out the comparison below to make your choice.

The 2019 Kia Forte offers everything you could want in a compact car like fantastic tech, responsive steering and acceleration, top of the line fuel economy, and plenty of passenger space. It has a turbocharged engine that wows with 201 hp, high flow active exhaust, and a standard 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for crisp and responsive shifting.

The Kia Forte is impressive for its class, but let’s see if it really can prove itself against the 2019 Toyota Corolla with the side-by-side comparison chart below:

2019 Kia Forte Vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla
$17,790 Price $18,700
31 mpg/city, 41 mpg/hwy Fuel Economy 30 mpg/city, 40 mpg/hwy
6-inch touchscreen Base Infotainment 6-inch touchscreen
2.0 L 4-cylinder Engine Type 1.8 L 4-cylinder
147 Horsepower 132-140
15.1 cu. ft. Trunk Volume 13 cu. ft.
5 years/60,000 miles Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles

The 2019 Kia Forte A Top Pick for Safety and Features

While the Toyota Corolla offers an impressive set of features, the 2019 Kia Forte wins the compact sedan class for its tech infotainment system, safety features, and comfortable interior cabin. We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk more about the Forte’s safety features, as it was listed the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick most awarded brand for its automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, standard forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision warning, lane-keeping assist, high beam assist, hill start assist control, as well as an advanced high-strength steel frame and advanced six-airbag system.

The safety is matched in quality with the Forte’s dependability and amenities. Named four years in a row by JD Power as a mass-market initial quality leader, the Kia beats the Corolla and other competition for its solid performance. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the Forte also offers plenty of passenger room for its class, heated and ventilated seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless charging, a smart trunk release that opens when standing behind it with your key fob, and voice command navigation.

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Forte at Ed Voyles of Smyrna and Marietta, GA

Don’t just take our word for it. Test out the smooth and comfortable Kia Forte yourself by coming into our showroom off Cobb Parkway. Have questions about inventory? Give us a call at 678-374-1830.