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2015 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Hyundai Elantra will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Forte, which has a much lower MSRP. 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. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra as you will in the Kia Forte.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,250 - $21,700

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890 - $19,390
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.52% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 24 - 27 25
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $16,734 - $20,766 $15,587 - $18,432

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