Comparison - Kia Forte EX 2018 - vs - Toyota Corolla XLE 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
22,135
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Falcon Gray Metallic
#605C55
Slate Metallic
#464D57
Galactic Aqua Mica
#0B2C38
Super White
#F7F7F7
Classic Silver Metallic
#C4CBD3
Black Sand Pearl
#1D1D1D
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.com

Toyota has some excellent laurels on which to rest: a history of outstanding reliability and affordability are nothing to sneeze at, as are many of its past and current vehicles of high status. But that doesn't change the fact that it feels like Toyota is resting on its laurels with the 2019 Corolla.Corolla sedan carries over unchanged from last year

Pros
Comes with a long list of standard convenience and safety features
Plenty of room inside, especially in the back
Sport seats remain comfortable after hours of continuous driving

Cons
Acceleration is slow, even for this class
Most interior materials feel cheap
Fuel economy isn't great
Rivals achieve the same with more power
A snooze to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Responsive CVT
Comfortable front seats
Roomy backseat
Touchscreen graphics quality
Estimated gas mileage

Cons
Ride quality
Steering feel
Droning sounds from CVT
Modest power at highway speeds
Some low-grade plastic interior trim
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.

Pros
Entertaining hatchback
Spacious hatchback
Well-equipped hatchback
Good safety gear
The hatchback, period

Cons
Outdated sedan
CarPlay only on hatch
CVT can drone
Shop the competition

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.80L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
128ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 6 200rpm
132hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
35.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.50in
183.10in
Width: 
70.10in
69.90in
Height: 
56.30in
57.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
6.70in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.90in
41.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
53.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
54.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
43.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2908.00lbs
2870.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
16 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Integrated Headrests
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Protection Package
Body Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Paint Protection Film
Special Paint
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
Door Sill Protectors
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net - Envelope
Illuminated Door Sills
Four Season Floors Liners/Mat Package
Entune Premium Audio W/Integrated Navigation And App Suite
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
All Weather Floor Liner Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Softex, leatherette
#232323