When comparing the Toyota Camry's and the Kia Forte's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Forte has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Toyota Camry and Kia Forte have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Camry's and the Kia Forte's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry is a better car than the Kia Forte.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Forte Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Camry ranges from $26,357 to $39,348 while a used 2023 Kia Forte is priced between $20,495 to $28,498. For a new model, the Toyota Camry's price is between $27,841 and $39,859, with the Kia Forte priced between $21,039 and $27,884.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Forte Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value and the Kia Forte loses 39.8 percent of its value. This means the Kia Forte retains 0.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Camry.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Forte Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10 while the Kia Forte's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Kia Forte being ranked 14 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Forte Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10. For the Kia Forte the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Forte.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Camry’s base engine makes 203 horsepower, and the Kia Forte base engine makes 147 horsepower. Both the Camry and the Forte are rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 616 and 546 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Camry, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Kia Forte, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Camry has higher safety ratings than the Kia Forte, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.