Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla

Kia Forte

Toyota Corolla

At a Glance: Forte vs. Corolla

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Whether you’re commuting to work or headed across the country, the 2023 Kia Forte and the 2023 Toyota Corolla deliver an efficient and energetic performance. If you’re trying to decide between the Forte and the Corolla for your drives around Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, or Clarksville, IN, you’ve come to the right place.

Join the team at The Kia Store as we show you what makes these two rides so unique.



15.3 cu. ft. | 13.1 cu. ft.
Forte vs Corolla



201 HP | 169 HP
Forte vs Corolla



10.25 in. | 8 in.
Forte vs Corolla

See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Kia Forte compares to the Toyota Corolla.

Kia Forte

When looking for your next Kia, you don’t just want another ride around town—you’re looking for an experience. The best way to ensure you’ll get the performance you crave is to take a look at engine specs.

By the Numbers

While both vehicles provide options, the Forte handily outperforms the Corolla with its available engine. Still, you can choose the level of power that meets your individual needs.

Kia Forte engines include:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder – 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder – 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque
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The Toyota Corolla offers two engines too. The base 2.0L 4-cylinder of the Corolla provides 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, while its available 1.8L hybrid variation favors fuel economy rather than power.

So, if you’re looking to satisfy your need for speed instead of fuel efficiency, the Kia Forte is the model for you.



Kia Forte

As you journey around enjoying your ride’s perky motor, you’ll want to ensure a relaxing ride for both you and your passengers. In either model, you’ll find a cabin interior designed with comfort in mind.

Comfort and Then Some

With either sedan, you’ll stay nice and cozy thanks to available heated front seats in both the 2023 Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla.

While these features will make cold weather drives more pleasant, once the warm sun peeks out, you may prefer the Forte since ventilated seats are also available in this Kia sedan.

Additionally, the Forte offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with  power lumbar support. Choose from an array of seating positions to find the best one to support you through every mile of your commute. You may be more limited in the Corolla, though, since it maxes out at an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat.


The beauty of newer models is that you can stay connected to your smartphone without looking at your screen. Both the Kia and the Toyota come standard with features such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as a touch-screen display.

In both the Forte and the Corolla, the standard display is eight inches. However, the Forte offers an available 10.25-inch touch-screen, while there is no larger screen available in the Corolla.



Kia Forte

Of course, safety is always the utmost priority, whether you’re riding solo or have friends or family on board. Kia and Toyota know this, which is why they’ve provided many standard and available safety features.

Safe and Secure Commutes

To help you stay safe, the 2023 Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla come standard with the following protection systems:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist

These features are designed to alert you to nearby obstacles and can even bring your vehicle to a complete stop in certain situations to help avoid a collision altogether.

Extra Driver Protection

Sometimes lengthy commutes can lead to exhausted drivers, so the Forte also includes standard Driver Attention Warning. This system monitors your driving behavior to detect when you may be distracted or drowsy. It then alerts you, so you can take a break from driving.

Unfortunately, this virtual copilot that watches out for you is not available in the Corolla.


Which One Is Right for You?

Kia Forte

Your next set of wheels needs to have the performance, comfort, and safety your commute calls for, and we think the 2023 Kia Forte meets that demand better than the Toyota Corolla. Come see for yourself why this ride is a great option at The Kia Store.

Drivers from Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, or Clarksville, IN can set up a test drive with us today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Forte for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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