2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

We want to help you find your ideal four-door compact sedan, and what better way to do that than by comparing two of the biggest names in the automotive world. Take a look at our 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla comparison to see which model would best suit you and your needs.

In comparing the exterior appearance of the two models we see two very different approaches to automotive design. The Forte is conservative, with beautiful headlights, and the iconic tiger-nose grille. The Corolla is something else entirely. The car has a beak, a huge mouth, angry eyes, and gills? It’s just plain odd, and nothing seems to fit together especially in the front end. If that is enough to sway you towards the Forte, then we can’t blame you. In fact, if you live in the High Point area, then you can check out our Forte inventory right now. If you need more convincing then just keep reading.

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2017 Kia Forte VS 2017 Toyota Corolla
$16,600 Base MSRP $18,500
164 Max Horsepower 132
Available Leather Seats Not Available
10 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles

How does the Forte compare to the Corolla?

Price is a big deal, and in that department, the Forte ends up with a better price by far. In fact, Kia is still better when you compare the highest trim levels, making the Forte a better value to say the least. In all, there are three Forte trim levels and five Corolla trim levels, but we will have more on that in a minute.

Oddly enough, not only does the Forte beat the Corolla when it comes to max power through the use of the 2.0-liter engine that comes equipped at the EX trim level, the Forte still beats the Corolla’s top horsepower even with its base model engine which produces 147 horsepower. Long story short, if you want more power or a better price, the Forte is the car for you.

But wait, there’s more! The Toyota Corolla embraces its place as a compact sedan and does away with many features that people actually want. Leather seats for example, are not available at all in the Corolla even in trims that cost far more than the Forte top trim. The Forte on the other hand includes it on the EX trim.

Finally, we come to the warranty. For years, the industry standard powertrain warranty was 5 years or 60,000 miles, and in that regard Toyota still seems to be stuck in the past. Kia has taken a more forward thinking approach and given its customers much more time to take advantage of powertrain protections. Similarly, Kia also offers 5-years of 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, which is far more than Toyota offers.

Kia is not only the safe bet, it’s also the smart bet, and the more financially sound bet. If you are looking for a Kia Forte in the High Point area, then you should head over to Carolina Kia of High Point, and see what we have in store for you today!

2017 Kia Forte interior with leather
2017 Kia Forte red rear view
2017 Kia Forte red front side view
2017 Kia Forte red side view

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