2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Many auto manufacturers leave the compact sedans behind. They don’t get updates, they don’t get the latest tech, and they don’t come with style. That is not the case when it comes to Kia and you need look no further for proof than the 2020 Kia Forte. This model is a stunner with gorgeous looks and great features. In fact, this model is better than what you will find from its toughest competitor, the 2020 Corolla. See exactly what we mean with our in-depth 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla comparison.

If you are already sold on the 2020 Forte and what it has to offer then you can check out our inventory at VanDevere Kia if you are shopping in the Akron, OH area. Otherwise, keep reading to learn how the Forte comes out on top.

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Toyota Corolla

$17,790 Base MSRP $19,600
31-City / 41-Highway Base Trim Efficiency (MPG) 30-City / 38-Highway
201 Max Horsepower 169
Standard Android Auto Not Available

Which compact sedan is better: Forte or Corolla?

Saving money is obviously important to you otherwise you wouldn’t likely be looking at the compact sedan market. Can you believe that the 2020 Kia Forte has a starting MSRP that is nearly $2,000 less than the Corolla? That gap continues to grow as you go up in trim level too as the top Corolla has an MSRP of $25,550 and the top Kia Forte is over $3,000 less at a starting MSRP of $22,290.

Saving money isn’t just important when you buy, but also when you’re driving. That’s why the Forte provides up to 31-city MPG and 41-highway MPG with is base trim. The Corolla just wants to cost you more money all around.

The Forte provides more standard power at 147 horsepower compared to 139 horsepower for the Corolla, and if you want something really sporty, then the Forte GT provides with its 1.6-liter turbo that pumps out 201 horsepower. That’s a figure that even the best Corolla can’t match.

Lastly, the Forte just has better features. Though both models offer Apple CarPlay as standard tech, only the Forte has Android Auto and it also comes standard. If you’re into tech then you will be pleased to know that the Forte also comes standard with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane- keeping assist, and more.

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