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With the 2019 Kia Forte making its way to showroom floors across the country, many people are starting to wonder what types of updates, if any, that Kia has made to their popular sedan, and how those changes stack up to the competitions' updates.
Both the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Toyota Corolla have qualities about them that make them the perfect car for most people that are looking for a compact sedan. However, these two cars do have some notable differences that consumers will want to be aware of.
When it comes to interior comfort, the new Kia Forte has you covered. To keep your hands warm on the cold winter mornings, the Forte comes standard with a heated steering wheel and available heated rear seats. To help its drivers stay cool in the summer, the Forte also offers available cooled front seats. The Corolla has available heated front seats, but no option exists for the rear seats.
Both vehicles have a good amount of cargo space in the trunk. The Corolla offers 13 cubic feet of trunk space. At 15.3 cubic feet, the Forte has a bit more cargo space and also has an available Smart Trunk option that allows you to open the trunk with its hands-free technology.
Both of these vehicles offer a wide range of technological features:
2019 Kia Forte
2019 Toyota Corolla
Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto
Smart Key System with
Push Button Ignition
The Forte and the Corolla both offer a lot of the same technological advancements. However, one of the more impressive features that the Forte has that the Corolla does not is the ability to wirelessly charge your smartphone.
In order to ensure that the driver is able to drive safely and avoid collisions, both vehicles come standard with a reverse camera, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Smart Cruise Control. The Forte, however, comes with an additional safety feature called the Blind Spot Warning system that uses a computerized camera system that is able to detect objects that are hidden in the driver's blind spot.
Power and Efficiency
-The Toyota Corolla comes standard with a 1.8L I-4 engine that delivers 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The Forte comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Kia Forte gets an estimated 7.7l/100km in the city and 5.9L/100km on the highway. In comparison, the Corolla gets an estimated 8.3L/100km in the city and 6.5L/100km on the highway.
While both the Forte and the Corolla have several different good qualities about them, the 2019 Kia Forte seems to go the extra mile in almost every category. If you are looking for a dependable, stylish, and tech-savvy sedan, then come see us at East Side Kia and let us show you everything that the Forte has to offer.