2021 Kia Forte vs 2021 Toyota Corolla


You’re shopping for your next set of wheels and have come across the 2021 Kia Forte and the 2021 Toyota Corolla, and you really like both of them. No one would blame you for this, as they’re both excellent rides and are very popular among drivers throughout Louisville, and Elizabethtown, KY, as well as Clarksville, IN.

But which one is more suited to you? That’s where we at The Kia Store come in. We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of some of the most important aspects of both the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla in order to help you decide which one will work best for you.


Kia Forte vs Toyota Corolla Louisville KY 2021 Kia Forte vs Toyota Corolla: Technology

Staying connected to our digital world is more important than ever, and the Kia Forte and Toyota Corolla recognize this. The Kia and the Toyota come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, as well as wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, so you’ll be able to stream your music and podcasts, as well as send texts, make calls, and use your phone’s navigation system easily.

However, the Kia Forte shines brighter than the Toyota in this case, as an 8-inch, high-definition touchscreen display comes standard, which makes a big difference. The Corolla, by comparison, only offers a 7-inch touchscreen, which means you’d have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get a bigger screen.

The new Kia Forte also comes with Drive Mode Select (DMS), so you control how you want to drive at all times. With Normal, Sport, and Comfort styles, you can customize your ride to fit your driving style perfectly. Enjoy the drive every single time.

Kia Forte vs Toyota Corolla: Safety

Your next automotive companion should make you feel safe at all times. The Kia and the Toyota are loaded with advanced safety features that greatly lessen the chance of danger. Both include standard Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Warning. What really sets the Kia apart, though, is its standard Driver Attention Warning.

This feature detects when you may be feeling tired or fatigued based on the way you’re driving and alerts you that it might be time to take a break.


Kia vs Toyota: Interior

Kia Forte vs Toyota Corolla Louisville KY Another important aspect of anyone’s driver is comfort, which both the Kia and the Toyota excel in. Cloth seating is standard in the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla, and the 6-way adjustable driver’s seat is a feature that adds to that comfort in either set of wheels. Front passengers in the Kia Forte will have a bit more customization, though, as the passenger seat can be adjusted six ways to the Toyota’s four.

The Kia also offers more in terms of head and legroom compared to the Corolla, giving your passengers more space.

Kia head and legroom (front/rear in inches)

  • Headroom: 38.8/37.5
  • Legroom: 42.2/35.7

Toyota head and legroom (front/rear in inches)

  • Headroom: 38.3/37.1
  • Legroom: 42.0/34.8

2021 Kia Forte vs 2021 Toyota Corolla: Conclusion

By now, you know that the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla are reliable sedans. But with better tech, safety features and interior space and comfort, we at The Kia Store believe that the Kia Forte will be a better option for drivers all across Louisville, and Elizabethtown, KY, as well as Clarksville, IN, than the Corolla.


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