How the Toyota Corolla Overshadows its Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Ford Focus Competitors

You know the Toyota Corolla as the best-selling nameplate in the world. But why? If you have yet to experience the Corolla for yourself, you may be wondering what all of the fuss is about. Simply put, this is a comfortable and affordable vehicle with top-notch reliability, safety, and value. You can see how it holds up against some of its top compact-car competitors -- the Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Ford Focus -- via the comparisons below.


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The Toyota Corolla versus the Kia Forte

  • An available Corolla LE Eco model boost fuel economy above all available Forte models.
  • Standard touchscreen infotainment with voice controls, bi-LED headlights, LED running lights -- the Corolla is dressed to impress right out of the gate. The Forte base model doesn't come equipped with these upscale features.
  • Again, the Corolla's standard TSS-P safety systems set it apart from the compact-car crowd, as you have to invest in a higher trim for get these features with the Forte.

The Toyota Corolla versus the Honda Civic

  • The Civic drops the ball when it comes to rear seat accommodations -- no rear cup holders for the standard setup and minimal legroom across the board. The Corolla, however, pampers passenger with class-leading rear legroom and generous storage space -- for your cups, too.
  • Toyota Entune® touchscreen infotainment, voice commands, a USB port, auxiliary jack, and a CD player are all standard on the Corolla. A mere display screen (without touch response) and one USB are all you get right out of the gate with the Civic.
  • A sport-tuned Corolla S Plus model does one better than just a mere Sport drive mode. The S Plus model is built on a firmer suspension and boasts steering-wheel-mounted paddled shifters (when you choose the automatic transmission). The Civic sedan doesn't offer these performance enhancements.
  • High-tech peace of mind comes standard on the Corolla thanks to Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This suite of safety systems bundles such technologies as adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection. You have to pay an additional fee to equip the Civic with these types of safety features.


The Toyota Corolla versus the Ford Focus

  • More front and rear legroom gives the Corolla greater overall passenger volume than the Focus.
  • If you prefer to drive stick, you'll want to know that the Corolla comes with a six-speed manual, while the Focus falls short with five speeds.
  • Great visibility shouldn't be a luxury. The Corolla comes equipped with bi-LED headlights and LED running lights -- but the Focus doesn't.
  • Maneuverability at low speeds is enhanced by the Corolla's speed-sensitive steering -- something the Focus doesn't have.
  • Finally, the Corolla wins yet again with its standard TSS-P safety gear. The Focus doesn't come equipped with any driver assist technologies right out of the gate.

Like the sound of what the Corolla has to offer? Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Garland and Mesquite can experience the latest Corolla lineup right here at Sport City Toyota new Toyota inventory is always well-stocked with a variety of Corolla models, and we have the money-saving Toyota financing programs to make them even more affordable. Have you considered investing in a Corolla lease? Our finance team can help you decide if a lease or loan is right for you. Feel free to drop by the dealership at your leisure for a test drive and additional financing information.

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