For drivers in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area, having a comfortable, fuel-efficient show is always important. Especially for individuals who have long daily commutes, a great car is absolutely necessary.

Two popular cars are the 2014 Toyota Corolla and the 2014 Kia Forte, and while both offer fuel-efficiency and comfort, one is clearly a better vehicle.

First of all, this comparison features two cars that are about as evenly matched as possible. According to U.S. News Rankings and Reviews, both vehicles have a starting MSRPs between $17,400 and $17,500.

So which car offers the best features and performance? Let’s find out…

Corolla v Forte

2014 Toyota Corolla vs 2014 Kia Forte

Performance: This one easily goes to the Forte, not only because the car delivers exciting acceleration and performance, but because the 2014 Toyota Corolla is a pretty lackluster drive.

In the base model, the 2014 Kia Forte gets 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. The 2014 Toyota Corolla, however, only delivers 132 hp and128 lb-ft of torque.

Features: The Kia Forte, like all Kia vehicles, comes with a wide variety of standard and optional features. The following features are found in the 2014 base Kia Forte LX, but not in the base 2014 Toyota Corolla L*:

  • Keyless start
  • Remote engine start
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Variable speed wipers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Satellite radio
    Italicized= optional feature on the Kia Forte LX

*Specs from Us News Rankings and Reviews.

These features make the 2014 Kia Forte one of the most loaded vehicles available. The lack of these features leaves drivers of the 2014 Toyota Corolla feeling left out.


2014 Kia Forte at McGrath Kia

As you can see, the 2014 Kia Forte is clearly the superior vehicle over the 2014 Toyota Corolla. It has better performance across all models, and has many more features inside and out.

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If you are in the market for an affordable small car, call McGrath Kia today at 888-619-8282. We’ll help you find the perfect car for your needs.

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