2020 Kia Forte vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $23,090
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$23,400
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,050 $21,666
MPG - City 25 - 31 53
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is a little wider than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Handling
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.