2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla near Sarasota, FL

2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla near Sarasota, FL

2019 Toyota Corolla

Pictured to the left is the 2019 Kia Forte with available options. Pictured to the right is the 2019 Toyota Corolla. 

In the world of compact cars, only one ride can reign supreme. At Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte, we’re confident that it’s the 2019 Kia Forte. To prove its mettle, we’ve pitted it against one of its fiercest competitors—the 2019 Toyota Corolla. See how these two vehicles stack up, and then drop by our convenient location and take the Forte out on a test drive.

How Powerful is the Kia Forte?

One of the most important aspects to consider when you’re in the market for a new ride is how well it performs on the road. When it comes to the 2019 Forte, there’s no question that you’ll be impressed by the powertrain that’s roaring under the hood. With a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder system, the sedan from Kia will get you down Highway 41 in a flash. That’s because it cranks out a spirited 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque without breaking a sweat. On top of that, you’ll save money on gas each month courtesy of the commendable 31/41/35 MPG city/hwy/combined1 fuel economy. In comparison, the Corolla just can’t keep up with its standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine which can only manage an underwhelming 132 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. Usually decreased power translates to a better fuel economy, but that’s not the case with the Toyota’s 28/36/32 MPG city/hwy/combined2 fuel efficiency.

Interior Technologies

The 2019 Kia Forte promises an even better time on the road than its counterpart—a fact proven by the excellent array of entertaining technologies inside. We’ll start with the Forte’s central hub, a massive 8-inch touchscreen display3 that brings your favorite apps and radio stations within arm’s reach. If you’d prefer using an interface that’s more familiar to you, just connect a compatible smartphone using Android Auto™4 or Apple CarPlay™5. On higher trim levels, you’ll even be able to spring for a wireless phone charger6, which means you’ll be able to bring your phone back up to full battery without the need for cables. Unfortunately, the 2019 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a noticeably smaller 6.1-inch touchscreen display. On top of that, you won’t be able to find Android Auto™4, Apple CarPlay™5, or a wireless charger inside the cabin of this ride.

Cabin Comforts

Driving to the beach behind the wheel of the 2019 Kia Forte is an experience that’s hard to forget. That’s all thanks to its relaxing interior, which will put your mind at ease even when you’re in the middle of rush hour traffic. Although both the Kia and the Toyota come standard with a 6-way adjustable drivers’ seat, only the Forte extends the same courtesy to the passenger. Your copilot in the Corolla will have to make do with a less-than-ideal 4-way passenger’s seat. To top it off, the Kia has got you covered with its available ventilated front seats when the weather gets muggy, so hopping into the Forte after a long sunny day won’t be nearly as unpleasant as the Corolla, which lacks this option.

After putting them head to head, it’s clear that between the 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Toyota Corolla near Sarasota, FL, the Forte came out on top. See it for yourself at Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte!


2019 Kia Forte

2019 Toyota Corolla

  • 147 horsepower
  • 132 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 31/41/35 MPG city/hwy/combined
  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 6-way adjustable passenger seat
  • 132 horsepower
  • 128 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 28/36/32 MPG city/hwy/combined
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen display
  • 4-way adjustable passenger seat

Contact Information


Interior of the 2019 Kia Forte

Use Your Phone to Get Directions in the 2019 Forte

Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs
  • Packages

Features

Features

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

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 1
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
Courtesy lights door
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front
Assist handle passenger side, rear
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
Humidity/dewpoint sensors
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim scuff plate

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Driver attention alert system
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Lane keeping assist
Automatic emergency braking front
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
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Lane deviation sensors
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, manual folding

Technology

Audio System

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

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Smart device app function vehicle location, maintenance status
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone hands free

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search, app marketplace integration
Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 8 in.

Instrumentation

Instrument cluster screen size 3.5 in.
Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 4.89

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

Suspension

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
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Battery maintenance-free
Alternator 120 amps

Exterior

Lights

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

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color chrome surround, black
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome
Rocker panel color body-color

Interior

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 2.4
Steering ratio 12.7

Seats

Upholstery accents cloth
Driver seat power adjustments height, 10, lumbar, reclining
Driver seat ventilated, heated
Passenger seat heated, ventilated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 6, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leatherette
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

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 38.8 in
Head Room (rear) 37.5 in
Hip Room (front) 53 in
Hip Room (rear) 51.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 55.3 in
Leg Room (front) 42.2 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.7 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 182.7 in
Width 70.9 in
Width (without mirrors) 70.9 in
Height 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Angle of Approach 14.7 degrees
Angle of Departure 19.5 degrees
Track Width (front) 61 in
Track Width (rear) 61.3 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 3792 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 3001-4000 lbs
Curb Weight 2903 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 15.3 cu ft
Interior Volume 96 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 14.0 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P225/45R17
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P225/45R17
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in

Packages

1 Packages Available

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Launch Edition Package
$3210

Includes 17-inch graphite finish alloy wheels, LED self-leveling headlights, high beam assist, rear body-color decklid spoiler, power tilt and slide sunroof, 4.2-inch supervision LCD meter cluster, UVO eServices with voice-command navigation system, 8-inch color touch-screen display, AM/FM/HD radio, and SiriusXM traffic, Harman/Kardon 320W premium surround sound, 8-speakers including 1 subwoofer, Clari-Fi technology, wireless phone charger, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED interior lighting, alloy sport pedals, Smart Cruise Control, parking distance warning, and forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection.

Dealership Information

Sales Hours

​941-249-6333

Crash-Test Ratings

2019 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty 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 StarEmpty 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

2019 Kia Forte

Starting at $21,990.00

Please see our incentives page for available current offers

Testimonials

Shelley Hoffmann
GOOGLE
7-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a recall on my 2012 Sportage. So had to take it to the dealership. Car was also due for oil change and tire rotation. Was expecting to hear I needed all kinds of other “ dealerships recommended repairs “. But was nicely surprised when no “additional repairs “were suggested. As with other Kia dealerships I have been to. Thank you Port Charlotte Kia.

Terry McBride
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place great People

Earnest Palmer
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Teddy C. And Sugar Bear were a great Salesman and Finance Team...I love my new 202 Soul.

Robert Talbott
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just bought the very first K5 from the dealership with Cierra's help and she was excellent!

Ed Williams
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

No pressure great people!

Great place

Tina S.
CARS
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jordan did a fantastic job with us! He went above and beyond for my family! Would recommend him to anyone. I left thinking I wouldn’t get the car of my dreams and the next day he called to say he found a way!

Justin Oben
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service from the person who set my appointment, to my salesman Gil & on down the line. I got a beautiful car at a fair price. A very good experience all the way around.

Paula Anyman
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Cierra helped me in purchasing my new Sorento and she was excellent! We her today!

Ann Letterio
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service got a new car

Maria Haysen
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Salesman Ted was great to work with and completely understanding. He walked me through the entire process and was very knowledgeable.

Darren Lake
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience at Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte. Salesman Ted went to great lengths to help me and family-making sure that we got everything we wanted. I would definitely recommend coming to this dealership and working with Ted.

Jade B
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went into Kia to look at used vehicles and that’s when Rachel G approached me. She showed me around and explained the different vehicles Kia has to offer. I did not purchase a vehicle but when I am ready I will definitely go back to see her!!

Jim Beasley
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a great experience today at Kia with Gage. He helped me with everything I needed in a timely manner. Thank you for your help today!

Briahna Rebmann
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently purchased a Kia Optima from Rachel, Very pleased with the overall experience and she was a pleasure to work with really made the car buying process painless!

Kyle Finney
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My new Kia Telluride is awesome. Thanks Gage for all the help! If you need a Kia, definitely ask for Gage.

Evelyn Sanchez
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon H is a fantastic sales consultant, he did everything right so i could leave the dealership at the time i was supposed to. It was quick and simple ! Everything was explained to me perfectly I'm so happy to have met Brandon as ill be contacting him in another 3/4 years for another vehicle!

Jolene Smith
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon Helped me so much, ill definitely be coming back to him for another vehicle! friendly funny smart no pressure whatsoever now thats what im talking about!

Abigail Radcliff
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon H was my sales consultant, he was wonderful! Helped me get the perfect vehicle for my family and I thank you so much Brandon

Linda Harris
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Cierra just helped me in purchasing my new 2020 Optima and she was amazing! My experience was wonderful!

Eric why is my service writer awesome job

Betty Anderson-Paradis
CARS
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Eric helps me with all of my service needs and a very nice and personals person if it wasn't for him I will not be coming there for the service for my car

Greg Lashbrook
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Lisa Graham
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I called to set up an appointment to have the oil changed in our Kia. I was pleasantly surprised upon arriving at the dealer when Eric asked me if I wanted it done now. He said it would be ready by 7 (it was 5:30)- I said, “Sure!” I went home and received a phone call within an hour- “Your car is ready!” I went back, had an easy check out and pick up. They followed all CDC guidelines- I felt safe. Thank you Eric. Thank you Fuccillo Kia. I was wowed!

Jojo Smith
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mikey G. was very helpful and courteous from the moment he approached me when I was "cruising" the lot and through the whole car-buying experience. He never tried to convince me that I should buy something I could not afford. Mikey was sympathetic to my needs and limitations. He was efficient and courteous in the final closing and explained everything thoroughly.

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
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.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
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.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
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.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
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.
Yes

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.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
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.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
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.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
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.
Yes

Awards

Award
10 Best Interiors Nominee (2019 Model)
- Wards Auto

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Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2019 Model)
- US News

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Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2019 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Car of the Year: Contender (2019 Model)
- Motor Trend

Award
Driver's Choice Award: Best Small Car (2019 Model)
- MotorWeek

Award
Drivers Choice: Best New Car On A Budget (2019 Model)
- The Car Connection

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Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Compact Car Segment (2019 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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Performance and Design: Highest Ranked in Compact Car Segment (2019 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Top 10 Sedans (2019 Model)
- Autobytel

Award
Vehicle Satisfaction Award: Compact Car (2019 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Award
World Car Design of the Year: Nominee (2019 Model)
- World Car of the Year

Award
World Car of the Year: Nominee (2019 Model)
- World Car of the Year

Special Offers

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Available Incentives

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2019 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

Disclaimer

1. EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

2. 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

3. Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

4. Android™, Android Auto™, and Google Maps™ are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

5. Apple CarPlay™, Siri®, and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

6. Qi-enabled smartphone required.