2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

2019 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2019 Toyota Corolla exterior back fascia and drivers side

When car shoppers have difficulty figuring out which vehicle they want, they commonly compare their top choices of vehicles to each other. Even if you haven’t narrowed things down yet, knowing which vehicle has what specs and features can be extremely helpful. That’s why we’ve taken the popular 2019 Toyota Corolla sedan and compared it to the 2019 Kia Forte. This way, you’ll be able to see how the 2019 Forte holds up against a common competitor.

For this comparison, we’ve taken the specs and features of the bottom trims of both vehicles. This means you’ll be seeing the 2019 Kia Forte FE and the 2019 Toyota Corolla L. We will be looking at the power, space, technology, and fuel economy of the vehicles. Hopefully by the end of this, you’ll be able to tell which vehicle is right for you. Let’s get started!

2019 Kia Forte


2019 Toyota Corolla

147 hp /132 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 132 hp /128 lb.-ft.
27/37 mpg --projected Fuel Economy city/hwy 28/36 mpg
15.3 cu. ft. Cargo Space 13 cu. ft.
Standard Apple CarPlay™/Andriod Auto™ Available

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Forte

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Forte has more power than the 2019 Toyota Corolla. However, this doesn’t mean that the Forte sacrifices any of its fuel economy. Instead, it can go toe-to-toe with the Corolla. Both vehicles have decent fuel economy, with the Forte getting one more mile per gallon on the highway, and the Corolla having one mpg more in the city. So, more power, without losing any fuel economy.

The Kia Forte is a bit larger than the 2019 Corolla as well, with 15.3 cubic feet, compared to the 13 cu. ft. of the Corolla.

If you are someone who needs technology like the Apple CarPlay™ and Andriod Auto™, then you might be more inclined to go with the Forte. While this technology is in the Corolla, the Corolla doesn’t have it standard, while the Forte does.

More questions? Contact us here at Moritz Kia! Our team of professionals will be happy to tell you more about the 2019 Kia Forte, and what other cool specs and features you can look forward to seeing on this sporty sedan.