Car shoppers looking for a new vehicle may find it a bit difficult to choose between the 2021 Kia Forte vs the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan. However, drivers who look deeper into both sedans will start to notice several major discrepancies, especially in terms of performance ratings, passenger space and available features.
The 2021 Kia Forte can be found in FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT trim levels. The 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan is also available in five trims: L, LE, XLE, SE and XSE. The 2021 Kia Forte uses a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that’s more powerful than the 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine used by the 2021 Corolla Sedan. The 2021 Forte generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, while the 2021 Corolla Sedan can only generate 139 horsepower and 126 lb.-ft. of torque in its base trim.
2021 Kia Forte
2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan
|5||Trim Level Availability||5|
|147 hp||Standard Horsepower||139 hp|
|132 lb.-ft.||Standard Torque||126 lb.-ft.|
|35.7 in.||Rear Leg Room||34.8 in.|
The 2021 Kia Forte provides drivers with more passenger space than the 2021 Kia Forte. This is particularly evident in the rear rows of each vehicle. The 2021 Kia Forte features 35.7 inches of rear leg room, while the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan only features 34.8 inches of rear leg room.
Drivers also appreciate the 2021 Kia Forte for its generous list of standard equipment. The 2021 Kia Forte FE comes standard with an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay support, Android Auto support and a wide variety of interior amenities and safety features.
Exterior color options available for the 2021 Kia Forte include: Snow White Pearl, Gravity Gray, Currant Red, Fire Orange, Clear White, Silky Silver, Deep Sea Blue and Aurora Black.