The refined and compact 2021 Kia Forte remains a staple member of the Kia lineup here at Friendly Kia. This sophisticated, yet sporty sedan offers efficiency on the road and advanced connectivity behind the wheel. The 2021 Forte brings in the latest in-car entertainment features, often offering standard features that are selectively available in its competitors. The Forte hits every mark for Tampa Bay shoppers looking for a fun, yet reliable sporty sedan.
The 2021 Kia Forte lineup consists of six available model options, with FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT, and GT Manual variants. The Forte holds its spot ahead of the rest of the competition, offering in-demand features for an affordable and budget-minded cost. In this head-to-head comparison, we are pairing the 2021 Kia Forte up against the 2021 Toyota Corolla.
2021 Kia Forte
2021 Toyota Corolla
|2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
||1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
|6-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic®
||Continuously Variable Transmission
|8-inch touchscreen display
||7-inch touchscreen display
||Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™||Standard
|15.3 cubic feet
||13.1 cubic feet
|10 years/100,000 miles
||5 years/60,000 miles
Shoppers looking for their next sedan will find that the 2021 Kia Forte offers more than meets the eye. The fun-loving sedan packs a bigger punch on the road than most competitors, brings in more advanced technology features, and offers more space inside the cabin for both passengers and cargo.
A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine comes standard in the 2021 Kia Forte and you can choose between a 6-speed manual transmission or an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic® to pair it to. The Forte is capable of delivering 147 horsepower with this base setup and top trims can produce up to 201 horsepower on the road. The competing 2021 Corolla falls short of the Forte, offering just 139 horsepower in its base models and 169 horsepower in its top variants.
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ make staying connected in the Forte easy and the 8-inch touchscreen puts everything on full display. Drivers can easily connect to all of their favorite smartphone apps, playlists, and more with these streamlined connectivity features inside the Forte.
The 2021 Kia Forte is available now at Friendly Kia near Clearwater and Tampa Bay. If you are in the New Port Richey area and are looking for your next sedan, come out to Friendly Kia to test drive a new Forte from our showroom.