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With just one look at the compact sedan segment, it’s clear to see that you have your work cut out for you with finding the perfect model. Here at Aloha Kia, we decided to help you out. Our comparison of the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla in Kaneohe, HI, puts two of the top models side by side to see which one comes out on top. And, in more ways than one, that vehicle is the Forte.

When it comes to performance, you don’t want a less-than-thrilling ride to look forward to every morning. In this section of the head-to-head battle, we find that the Kia Forte's drive is quite the opposite of mundane. The Forte offers two engine choices, both of which prevail against the Corolla’s powertrain options. With the Kia Forte’s 2.0L I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine, you’ll have 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque, while its 2.0L I-4 powerhouse in the EX trim delivers 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. If you’re in the Corolla, you’ll only enough power to reach a maximum 140 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque via its 1.8L 4-cylinder engine.

Comfort is a huge factor when considering your next new car, and the Forte knows just what its customers like. To make the humidity and heat of Hawaii a little more tolerable, the 2017 Forte offers a ventilating capability in the two front seats. The Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, only equips a heating function. Along with this, the Forte also boasts an available dual-zone automatic temperature control system, so both you and your front passenger can set and enjoy your individual climates. In the Corolla, only automatic climate control is available. We also see in this matchup of the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla in Kaneohe, HI, that the Forte offers an optional 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the Corolla only equips an available 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

In this day and age, technology matters. And, for some, it can be the determining factor between two vehicles. In this comparison, we see that the Forte equips just a bit more options for you to enjoy. Available in all three trims, the Forte outfits two 12-volt power outlets for you to plug your devices in. The Toyota Corolla only provides one standard 12-volt power outlet in all of its trims. While the Corolla tries to keep up by offering Siri® Eyes Free1 as part of its Entune™ infotainment system, it still falls short to the Forte. In the 2017 Kia Forte, both Apple CarPlay™2 and Android Auto™3 are available to you, providing you with optimum access to your smartphone’s applications.

That’s all for now with our comparison of the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Toyota Corolla in Kaneohe, HI. And, we feel that the Kia Forte is the winner by a longshot! Come on down to see what else the Forte has to offer here at Aloha Kia Windward.


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  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Interior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Floor material carpet

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, power folding

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.07

Suspension

Front shock type monotube
Rear shock type monotube
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification semi-independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type torsion beam
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 10.3
Front brake diameter 11.0
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 90 amps

Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Radio touch screen display, AM/FM
Antenna type diversity, mast
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status
Wireless data link Bluetooth

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 7 in.

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, rear center
Headlights auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit

Windows

Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass front, rear

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color with chrome accents
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color black
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leather
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 15.7

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.1 in
Head Room (rear) 37.3 in
Hip Room (front) 53.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.2 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.9 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 179.5 in
Width 70.1 in
Height 56.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Angle of Approach 15 degrees
Angle of Departure 19.9 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.3 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 3902 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 3001-4000 lbs
Curb Weight 2906 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 96.2 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P215/45R17
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P215/45R17
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in

Awards

Award
Best Affordable Small Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Car of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

Award
Drivers Choice: Best New Economy Car - Nominee (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Compact Car Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Top Recommended Sedans (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30/PZEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
9
1
9
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Testimonials

Brad - incredibly easy to work with!

Jdominguez
10-27-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Husband and I loved working with Brad. Approached us ready to help us find the right vehicle but gave us privacy when we needed to think and discuss. Available on his cell phone for questions and did additional research to help us find the right fit.

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There are currently no 2017 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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