2018 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla
It’s serious compact action with the Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla! Both are high-quality sedans designed to deliver lots of bang for the buck. You’ll love the Kia Forte specs and superior warranty. You can test drive this dynamo at Jeffrey Kia in Roseville, near Eastpointe and Detroit.
Suspension, Handling, and Performance
The Kia Forte sedan handles beautifully for a few reasons. Its vehicle speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering, not available on the Corolla, ensures parking with ease, more control at fast highway speeds, and a close feel for the road, especially during hard cornering. The Forte’s wider tracks and turning circle that’s .8 feet tighter make for much better maneuverability, handling, and stability than you’ll find with the Corolla. When looking at engine options, the standard 2.0L engine on the Forte delivers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque compared to just 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque from the standard 1.8L engine on the Corolla.
Reliability and Warranty
J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Kia Forte Sedan #1 and Toyota Corolla #2 among compact cars in their 2017 Initial Quality Study. The same study showed that Kia vehicles rate higher when comparing Kia vs. Toyota. The Forte’s five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty
and 24-hour roadside assistance blows away the Corolla’s three-year/36,000-mile offering.
More to Explore with the Forte
Learn more about the Kia Forte interior.