Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte

When you drive a compact sedan, you can expect excellent fuel economy, comfortable interior space, and an affordable MSRP. Both the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and 2019 Kia Forte excel with those characteristics. However, you must look beyond their superficial similarities and examine details closely. Then the Elantra comes out on top.

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2019 Kia Forte
2019 Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP
$17,790 1*
✔ $17,100 2*

Maximum Horsepower
147 (2.0L I4)
✔ 201 (1.6L I4)

Maximum MPG (hwy)
✔ 41 *3
40 *4

Front Headroom (in.)
✔ 40.3

Fold-Away Power Side Mirrors
✔ Yes

Going with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra

A starting advantage of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra is it's lower MSRP, which also gives you a more powerful engine. You'll like that the front offers more headroom and so will the passenger sitting next to you. In tight spots or after you park, the wide mirrors fold away to protect them from harm but fold out again when you want to go.


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1."Starting at" price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the "Build and Price" section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors.

2.MSRP of $17,200 not including tax, title, license fees and destination charge. $1,500 total savings includes; $1,500 Retail Bonus Cash on a 2019 Hyundai Elantra SE (48413F45) purchased from dealer stock between February 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.

3.25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

4.Based on EPA 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.