Compact sedans, like the Kia Forte, were once marketed as bare-bones modes of transportation that were incredibly affordable to own and as fuel-efficient as possible. Kia is one of the automakers that kept the best parts of the segment and vastly improved the technology available in its compact sedan platform, in addition to borrowing from its highest-performing model’s striking design. A comparison between the 2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla illustrates just how far this part of the industry has come in recent years, while also demonstrating that not all compact sedans are the same. For the current model year, the 2019 Forte has been completely redesigned with more power than the Corolla as well as more advanced technology. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling 866-559-8140.
Technology is something that ties the entire new vehicle inventory at Classic Kia Carrollton together. The all-new 2019 Kia Forte makes a version of its cutting-edge infotainment system controlled with an 8-inch touchscreen interface standard equipment across the sedan’s entire trim ladder. This will also give future owners of the 2019 Forte access to both the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites of applications. Toyota does have a few vehicles with this capability, the 2019 Corolla just happens to not be one of them. Kia has also made its suite of active safety systems, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning standard on all trims. Toyota offers a similar system with similar features.
2019 Kia Forte
2019 Toyota Corolla
Kia has made the same engine available across all four trim grades of the 2019 Forte. Each version available at the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood. The base FE trim employs a six-speed manual transmission with the rest of the lineup using a continuously variable transmission. All version of the compact sedan will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2019 Toyota Corolla makes a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a CVT. Most models will produce 132 horsepower; however, one trim has a performance rating of 140 horsepower.