2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

When shopping for a new vehicle, the choices can seem overwhelming. There are tons of makes and models from which to choose. That’s why, at Serra Kia of Trussville, we make it easier to research and find the car that you’re looking for. We’re creating a comparison between the 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Toyota Corolla, so you can find the car that is right for you. These two models are both compact sedans and seem very similar at first glance, but on second inspection, they differ on a few points.

This side-by-side comparison will detail the basic differences and similarities between the vehicles. The 2017 Kia Forte houses tons of technology, including connectivity, safety, and performance equipment that make this vehicle a great pick for your next car. With three trim levels to choose from, the Kia Forte has many ways to customize this model to your liking. These include the LX, the S, and the EX trims. Each trim has a distinct set of features and amenities so you can choose the Forte that works in your favor. Check out how the two models compare below.

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2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla
$16,000* Starting MSRP $18,500
29 city/38 hwy mpg** Fuel Economy 28 city/36 hwy mpg
5 Seating Capacity 5
3 Trim Levels 7

Key Features of the 2017 Kia Forte

When looking at the table above, you will notice that the two models are similar in some of the criteria, and different in others. In size and seating capacity, the two are relatively the same. They are moderately similar in fuel economy, with the 2017 Kia Forte having a bit of an advantage. These couple of miles per gallon may not seem very significant, but add this up over time and you’re looking at a pretty definitive impact. In price, the 2017 Kia Forte wins out, starting at almost $2,000 less than its competitor. In trim level, the Forte has three to the Corolla’s seven. This isn’t necessarily bad, however, the Forte’s trim levels will have more standard features from trim to trim, meaning you’ll get better value in each level.

In addition to the criteria above, the 2017 Kia Forte has a lot to offer in the way of amenities. Check out what your new Forte could have below:

  • 2.0 liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4
  • 164 hp
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Projector Beam Headlights
  • 7" Touch-Screen w/ Voice-Command Navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic & HD Radio™
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) w/ Pedestrian Detection

Would you like to know more about the 2017 Kia Forte vs the 2017 Toyota Corolla? Contact us at Serra Kia of Trussville! We’ll help you pick out the Forte that is right for you. You can view this model, along with our other new Kia models, in our online inventory.

*MSRP: Starting price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See 'Trims' section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

**MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.


2017 Kia Forte Interior View in Black
2017 Kia Forte Exterior View in Red
2017 Kia Forte in Red Driving on City Street
Rear End View of 2017 Kia Forte in Red

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