2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Toyota Corolla Comparison image

It may be only a little more than 100 miles from shore to shore to go from South Korea to Japan, but the Kia, a Korean automaker, and Toyota, a Japanese automaker, have different values when it comes to making vehicles. Kia adapts to trends and takes risks for style’s sake while also prioritizing safety technology and entertainment technology. Toyota has a name that is synonymous with reliability, durability, and its cars have often been followers rather than leaders when it comes to interior technology.

But in the model year 2020, which automaker builds the best compact sedan? Both the 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Toyota Corolla have adopted a lot of the same technology and safety features. Does the Kia Forte still hold any kind of advantage over the Toyota Corolla, or is the fame of the Forte going to be short-lived? The details will give you the answer. Refer to the chart below to learn more about what features make for a better compact sedan.

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Toyota Corolla

Starting MSRP  $19,600
1.6L Turbocharged Engine
Turbocharged Engine Option
5 Trim Levels
Continuously Variable Transmission and Manual on FE and GT Trims
Transmission Options
Continuously Variable Transmission and Manual on SE Trim Level

Model Comparison Analysis

The 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Toyota Corolla were both redesigned in the last year, so both look fresh from the outside. The Forte takes the value approach with a lower starting MSRP and a concise list of 5 trim levels. The Corolla has two engine options, but neither one is turbocharged. There are more trim levels with the manual transmission available on the Forte than on the Corolla. The 2020 Kia Forte just seems to be better equipped, especially considering its lower starting price and inexpensive GT trim, at least by comparison to the Toyota Corolla XSE.

More Features Available For the 2020 Kia Forte

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine Option
  • 14 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • 201 Maximum Horsepower
  • LED Headlamp
  • Modern Driver Assist Safety Features
  • Harmon/Kardon® Sound System Package
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • And More!