Kia Forte vs Toyota Corolla


Kia Forte Makes a Strong Showing Against its Conroe, TX Toyota Competition

It's not every compact car that can say with a storied tradition behind it that it's stood the test of time. The new Kia Forte can claim such with distinction. As a showcase of advanced technologies, conveniences galore, and creature comforts to spare, it remains exemplary. Step into the driver's seat of the Kia Forte LX base here in Conroe, and it's plain to see how our automaker's sedan continues to tow the line on quality, durability, and value, even against segment mainstays like Toyota Corolla.

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  • Under the Forte LX hood, you'll find a 2.0-liter inline-four engine, comparing favorably regarding capacity to that of Corolla L, with a smaller 1.8-liter inline-four. However, the new Forte takes the lead in horsepower, 173 to the Corolla 132, as well as in torque, 154 pound-feet to the Corolla 128. That means more charge and turning and pulling power for the drive.
  • What's more, the Kia Forte base pairs its powerplant with a manual transmission standard, putting control within reach for the driver that appreciates the hands-on approach to changing gears. In Toyota Corolla, however, manual is optional.
  • Though Corolla L might have around an extra cubic foot of passenger space, Kia Forte makes use of it better where it matters, with an edge in front head, hip, and shoulder room. Likewise, for cargo volume, 14.9 cubic feet to Corolla at 13.0. That means some extra stretch for sprawling out as well as for your road trip's supplies.
  • The whole Kia Forte experience comes together at a more affordable bottom line, and with our automaker's commitment to keeping you and yours on the road for many miles to come, too. A new Forte LX base weighs in at around $16,700 to start compared to Toyota Corolla at $18,550, and comparably equipped, you can count on a modest investment of approximately $17,595 to Corolla at $19,445.
  • What's more, the Kia 60-month/60,000-mile basic warranty and 120-month/36,000-mile powertrain warranty come in a step ahead of Corolla, which offers 36 months/36,000 miles and 60 months/60,000 miles respectively.

Take the short drive in to visit us here at Cowboy Kia, and we'll show you firsthand where our lineup of new Kia Forte models gets a leg up on its Toyota Corolla rivals. We're conveniently located here at 443 Interstate 45 South in Conroe, just a stone's throw from The Woodlands, nearby Spring, the Cypress area, and Tomball. We look forward to introducing you to the driver's seat of your new Forte!