2016 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Kia Forte

Are you considering a new compact sedan? A class chock full of quality options, the compact car segment provides Enfield, CT area drivers with a host of options that can be difficult to sift through. Amid the long list of quality compact cars, two models standard out to us here at Gale Toyota, the 2016 Toyota Corolla and the 2016 Kia Forte. In an effort to help car shoppers make a more informed car-buying decision and illustrate the exceptional value and characteristics of the Toyota Corolla, we have created a 2016 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Kia Forte comparison.

Characterized by a zesty performance and frugal fuel economy ratings, the compact sedan class is loaded with great options. Under the hood, the 2016 Toyota Corolla features a standard 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder powertrain compared to the 145-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine employed by the 2016 Kia Forte. Both models deliver exceptional standard fuel economy ratings with manual transmission Corolla models getting the advantage, making 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Upgraded engines are available for both models, with the 2016 Toyota Corolla putting more focus on fuel economy while 2016 Kia Forte editions focus on performance. Upgraded Toyota Corolla Eco trims feature a modified 1.8-liter four-cylinder with Valvematic technology that improves performance to 140 horsepower and maximizes fuel economy at 42 mpg on the highway with a continuously variable transmission.

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2016 Toyota Corolla VS 2016 Kia Forte
132-HP 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 145-HP 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder
28 MPG City/37 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 25 MPG City/37 MPG Hwy
41.4 Inches Rear Passenger Legroom 35.9 Inches
Yes Standard Touchscreen No

Spacious Interior Loaded with Features Creates Value for the 2016 Toyota Corolla

If you are looking for value in the compact sedan class, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is one of the best available. Priced affordably, the Toyota Corolla offers a spacious and award-winning interior that is well and truly loaded with a long list of standard features. Inside, the Toyota Corolla possesses a cavernous 97.5 cubic-feet of passenger space with a class-leading 41.4 inches of rear legroom that puts the Kia Forte interior to shame. Kia Forte models offer 96.2 cubic-feet of passenger space and an uncomfortable 35.9 inches of rear legroom that detract from the value of the 2016 Kia Forte.

When it comes to value, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is tough to beat with a veritable arsenal of standard features. A standard Toyota Entune infotainment system features a vivid 6.1-inch touchscreen display, hands-free Bluetooth capabilities, standard USB and iPod connectivity and a six-speaker sound system. By comparison, the 2016 Kia Forte features standard Bluetooth technology and a USB auxiliary input jack. Upper Toyota Corolla trims add even more features to choose from, including luxurious SofTex interior, an integrated backup camera, Toyota Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and much more. If you are looking for value in the compact sedan class, our 2016 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Kia Forte comparison highlights the incredible attributes of the best-selling Toyota Corolla.

2016 Toyota Corolla Entune Infotainment System with navigation
Blue 2016 Toyota Corolla Rear Exterior
2016 Toyota Corolla Black Alloy Wheels
2016 Toyota Corolla Driver's Seat

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