2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla: Outstanding Value and Capability

2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla

Kia has turned the segment around with the Forte, a compact sedan that is taking over with outstanding value. It doesn't sacrifice style, room, tech and other features, but keeps them and more for a low MSRPs that create strong competition.

Here, we discuss how the 2022 Forte compares to an aging segment competitor: the 2022 Toyota Corolla.

The 2022 Kia Forte saves gas and increases capability

Six Forte trims features a 2.0L four-cylinder that outputs 147 horsepower, and that starts with the entry grade. Toyota offers a 1.8L four-cylinder that dips to 139 horsepower. More horsepower (169) is available, but only if you upgrade towards the middle of the lineup.

An outstanding benefit of the Forte's 2.0L is efficiency. The highway fuel rating features an impressive 5.9 L/100km over five trims. The all-gas Corolla trims mostly manage 6.1 L/100km, and you will have to purchase a hybrid if you want consistently better efficiency than the Forte. However, you will sacrifice a much greater MSRP.

When you want a compact sedan that is proud to do much more on the road, look no further. The Forte GT Limited is loaded with a 1.6L turbo that generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Combine this with a dual-clutch automatic transmission, and you are ready for some warm weather fun. We looked for a comparable powertrain for the Corolla, but one doesn't exist in the standard sedan lineup. You will have to settle for over 30 horsepower less.

The 2022 Kia Forte gives you more room and style

Besides featuring outstanding tech and an attractive interior, the Forte is actually roomier for passengers than the Corolla. Expect more front and rear headroom and shoulder room, more rear leg room, and more room in the trunk. And if you are wondering, both vehicles are virtually tied in front leg room, so the Forte keeps everyone as relaxed as possible in the cabin.

The Forte is also much more refined inside and out, while the Corolla uses budget-oriented textures and materials that can’t rival with the Forte’s superior driving environment.

The 2022 Kia Forte is much more than we can describe here. Come see it today in our showroom! You can also shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.