2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

When you're looking for a compact car, you want easy handling, fuel savings and a nice price. The 2017 Toyota Corolla, a best-selling model for years, does all of these well, but the 2017 Kia Forte does all of them better, winning in every category, and several more besides.

Check out the 2017 Forte's fuel economy for its base trim of 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, easily saving you more money than the 2017 Corolla's 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. But the 2017 Forte will save you more than that right off the bat, as the 2017 Forte can be yours for prices starting at less than $12,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Corolla has a starting price in excess of $6,000 more at our competitor's lot, with a starting price of more than $18,000.

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2017 Kia Forte Vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla
$11,770 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $18,201 (The Competition)
29, 38 Base MPG (city, highway) 28, 36
147 to 164 Horsepower 132 to 140
34.8 Turning Circle (feet) 35.6
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles
5 years or 60,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Bumper-to-Bumper 3 years or 36,000 miles

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You might not expect – or be looking for – a lot of horsepower with a compact, but step inside the 2017 Kia Forte and you have access to up to 164 HP, which is more than enough to dominate models like the 2017 Corolla with its peak of 140 HP. And for added security, the 2017 Forte's warranty coverage is the best in the industry with parts coverage up to 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain, and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper, while the 2017 Corolla's coverage ends years earlier, with 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper.

Once you tally up the 2017 Kia Forte's superior fuel savings, price, and features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, then you have a clear winner over the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Which is why it's fortunate we carry the surprisingly powerful, fuel-savvy Kia Forte on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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