Comparison - Toyota Camry Hybrid SE 2018 - vs - Kia Forte EX 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
29,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.00gals
13.20gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid ranked #3 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Toyota Camry Hybrid has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding fuel economy
Comfortable ride
Spacious rear seats
Larger trunk than many hybrids

Cons
Sluggish CVT
Despite long features list, lacks some tech found in rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Improved fuel-economy figures
Ride quality is excellent
No loss of cargo room due to batteries
Responsive acceleration
Lots of standard safety features
Quiet cabin, even at highway speeds

Cons
Inconsistent materials quality in lower trims
Price premium over gas-only models
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
Lower fuel-economy ratings for higher trims
Lane keep assist doesn't center the car in its lane
Glossy bezel around touchscreen is too reflective

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is completely redesigned. Highlights include improved fuel economy, sleeker styling and additional standard safety features.

PROS
Very fuel-efficient while still having strong acceleration
Comfortable and spacious interior
Impressive cargo space for a hybrid sedan
Easy to see out of

CONS
Base-level LE can feel a bit wallowy on the highway
Transition between regen and standard brakes can be clunky
Infotainment tech falls behind class leaders

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
44.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
47.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
208hp
at 5 700rpm
164hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
34.80Feet

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: 
yes
no
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.70in
179.50in
Width: 
72.40in
70.10in
Height: 
56.90in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.70in
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.60
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.10in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.90in
Front Hip Room: 
55.40in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
56.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.70in
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.10cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3549.00lbs
2908.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

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 brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Integrated Headrests
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
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

Options

Packages: 
Audio Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Accessory Appearance Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Protection Package
Convenience Package
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Exterior Options: 
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Applique (Black)
Door Sill Protectors
Lower Rocker Applique
Paint Protection Film
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Cargo Tote
Carpet Mat Package
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Hideaway Cargo Net
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats