2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

Grey 2019 Kia Forte, VS Icon, and Red 2019 Toyota Corolla

Are you shopping around for a compact car? Are you overwhelmed by all of the choices? We encourage you to take a look at the 2019 Kia Forte, with its youthful styling, pleasing driving dynamics, high fuel economy, affordable price tag, and many standard features. In this 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla comparison, we show how the new Forte favorably stacks up against the compact car competition.

The 2019 Forte is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $17,690, compared to $18,700 for the 2019 Corolla. Also, the new Forte offers excellent value with its plethora of features. All Forte models come standard with Apple CarPlay, which is an optional feature for the Corolla. Also, Android smartphone users can get the Forte’s available Android Auto, which isn’t offered for the Corolla. Additionally, the Forte has the larger standard infotainment system touchscreen (8” vs 6”).

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2019 Kia Forte VS 2019 Toyota Corolla
$17,690 Base MSRP $18,700
Standard Apple CarPlay Available
147-hp Base Engine Horsepower 132-hp
35 combined mpg Gas Mileage 34 combined mpg

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Forte over the 2019 Toyota Corolla

The 2019 Forte delivers a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency, with a base engine output of 147 horsepower and an estimated combined fuel economy of 35 mpg. In comparison, the 2019 Corolla has a base engine output of 132 horsepower and an estimated combined fuel economy of 34 mpg.

The new Forte has a comfortable cabin, with 39.3” of front and 37.5” of rear headroom, compared to 38.3” front/37.1” rear for the Corolla. Also, the Forte has the roomier trunk, with a cargo capacity of 15.1 cu-ft, compared to 13.0 cu-ft for the Forte.

If you live in Marin County or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2019 Kia Forte, then come visit us at Kia Marin!


Front View of Red 2019 Kia Forte
Dashboard and Dark Grey Front Seats in 2019 Kia Forte
Dark Grey Rear Seats in 2019 Kia Forte
Red 2019 Kia Forte Driving on a Coastal Road