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2014 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Forte, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is about the same width as the Kia Forte. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Elantra, which is slightly longer than the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The Hyundai Elantra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Forte.

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2014 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $19,600

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 24 21
Highway MPG: 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,972 $19,707

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