Compare Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte

Compare the Toyota Corolla against the Honda Civic and Kia Forte. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Corolla, Civic and Forte stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Corolla, Civic and Forte. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Kia Forte
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Kia Forte
4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man L (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man L (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto L (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto L (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan
4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Man EX
  • 2dr Cpe Man EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Man SX
  • 2dr Cpe Man SX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto SX


MSRP $15,900 $15,805 $14,995
Invoice $15,027 $14,571 $14,700
Avg. Paid $11,334 $10,912 $9,786

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 6.7 9.6 8.8
Performance 6.8 8.5 7.9
Interior 7.3 8.2 8.6
Cost to Own 9.5 9.4 9.6
Safety 8.5 8.5 9.0
Reliability 4.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable rear seats
  • Good fuel economy
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Strong list of tech features
  • Good cargo space for its size
  • Short list of standard features
  • Not as sporty as other small cars
  • Steering performance could be better
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Low reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 28 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 102.4 106.3 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 177.3 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 69.0 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.5 57.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2734 2630 2729

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.1 90.9 96.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.7 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 51.9 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.4 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 34.6 35.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.4 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 43.9 51.0 53.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 12.0 14.7


AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 132 @ 6000 140 @ 6300 156 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4400 128 @ 4300 144 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 34.8 33.9


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2 13.7


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs


Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.