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2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra



Comparing the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Toyota Corolla

If you’ve spent countless weeks and months searching for the right vehicle for you, you’re probably exhausted. However, if you’ve narrowed down your search to two vehicles, the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Toyota Corolla, perhaps you’re beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

At Mike Shaw Kia, we want to help. We know how difficult it can be to decide between various makes and models. After all, you’re going to be behind the wheel of your chosen ride for years to come. It’s important to make the right decision from the get-go.

So, if you have your eyes on the 2019 Forte and the 2019 Corolla, don’t worry. We’ve taken a closer look at both the Forte and the Corolla below. Keep reading to learn more about these popular automobiles!

The 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is available in four separate trim levels: FE, LXS, S, and EX.

The FE offers dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, an 8-inch touchscreen, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, Android Auto, a four-speaker audio system, auxiliary audio jacks, Apple CarPlay, and 15-inch steel wheels.

The LXS provides 16-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat for extra space, and selectable drive modes.

The S receives satellite radio, a rear-seat armrest, a six-speaker audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED daytime running lights, and more.

The top trim, the EX, comes with rear cross-traffic alert, heated and ventilated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, lane change assist, heated side mirrors, push-button ignition, two extra USB ports, keyless entry, simulated-leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, and a keyless trunk opener.

As far as the engine options of the Forte are concerned, each trim gets you a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission for the FE. The other trims, however, come with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Kia Forte Interior

2019 Kia Forte Center Console2019 Kia Forte Steering Wheel2019 Kia Forte Trunk Space

The 2019 Toyota Corolla

The 2019 Toyota Corolla provides six unique trim levels: L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XSE, and XLE.

The base L comes with adaptive cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, LED headlights, lane departure warning, a CD player, automatic emergency braking, a height-adjustable driver seat, a USB port, automatic high beams, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and much more.

The LE gains upgraded upholstery, heated mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, variable intermittent wipers, automatic climate control, and more.

The LE Eco offers a different engine, aerodynamic enhancements, special 15-inch wheels and tires, and different suspension tuning.

The XLE adds simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, 16-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, and a sunroof.

The SE provides a rear spoiler, a sport-style gauge cluster, a unique front-end, and steering-wheel paddle shifters.

The top trim, the XSE, gets you paddle shifters, full SofTex upholstery, heated front seats, and a power driver’s seat.

When it comes to the engine of the Corolla, the standard option is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that generates 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired to a continuously variable transmission. The LE Eco provides a slightly different engine that puts out 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.

Toyota Corolla Interior

2019 Toyota Corolla Center Console2019 Toyota Corolla Steering Wheel2019 Toyota Corolla Trunk space

How Can You Choose?

Now that you know a bit about both the 2019 Forte and the 2019 Corolla, it’s time to make a decision. You probably noticed that the Corolla offers two extra trim levels compared to the Forte. While this might seem like a positive for the Corolla, think about it for a minute. Would you rather choose from even more trim levels, making your decision harder, or from fewer trim levels that pack tons of features in each trim? Because the Forte provides countless features with each trim, we recommend you consider it. Choose the 2019 Kia Forte today!

Find the 2019 Kia Forte at Mike Shaw Kia

At Mike Shaw Kia, we pride ourselves on our incredible inventory. We also offer a wide array of deals and specials for you to take advantage of. Our deals won’t last forever, so stop by and see us soon!

You’ll find our dealership conveniently located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 which means residents of Mathis, Odem, and Robstown are just a short drive away. During your visit, our friendly and trusted experts will be more than happy to sit down with you to go over your options and fill you in on our special offers. We’ll also show you around and let you take a test drive!


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