2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Forte

The Toyota Corolla continues to be the best-selling nameplate in the history of the automotive industry. That storied history continues with an all-new design for the current model year. As the latest Corolla model picks up some impressive new features for the new model year, the many other rival compact sedans have also upped their game. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Forte will offer potential Colonial Toyota customers a set of very interesting information. The 2020 Corolla not only offers competitive performance scores compared to its Kia rival, but also superior fuel economy scores on most iterations. Independent online reviews have praised the 2020 Corolla for its overall efficiency. 

Experts also liked its comfortable handling on the road, high-quality materials and its comprehensive list of advanced active safety systems. Start the pre-ordering process by calling, 203-286-5500. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Forte.

2020 Toyota Corolla


2020 Kia Forte

1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Standard Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
139/126 Horsepower/Torque 147/132
CVT Base Transmission Six-speed manual
30/38 Base Fuel Economy 27/37


Performance Specs, Fuel Economy and Technology Features

Toyota offers the 2020 Corolla with two engine options. The L, LE and XLE trim grades will have a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. Colonial Toyota visitors looking for a more athletic version of the 2020 Corolla can choose the SE or XSE that employs a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine which makes a six-speed manual or CVT available. These models will make 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.  

People who choose the 2020 Kia Forte will have a couple of four-cylinder engines options, one is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and the other is a turbocharged 1.6-liter. Both will make slightly more power than the 2020 Corolla. However, that isn’t the whole story. 

The 2020 Corolla with the base engine can record up to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. A buyer choosing the 2020 Corolla with the 2.0-liter engine can expect up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway when it’s equipped with the CVT. An entry-level 2020 Forte with the six-speed manual will make 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The more powerful Forte engine will also miss the mark in fuel economy scores compared to the 2020 Forte. 

Smartphone integration for popular devices can be found on both the 2020 Corolla and the 2020 Forte. However, the 2020 Toyota Corolla goes a little further by also offer compatibility with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant and a high-speed 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.