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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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Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 4
Radio AM/FM
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

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

Telematics

Wireless data link Bluetooth

Comfort

Mechanical

Interior

Safety

Exterior

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Awards

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Best Affordable Small Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

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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.
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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

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10-27-2015
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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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