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2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Forte with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

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 is somewhat more expensive 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 a little wider than the Kia Forte, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 similar torque, the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Elantra and 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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2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350

2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $16,490 - $21,200
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City MPG: 26 - 32 25 - 29
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 33 - 38
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,621 - $21,311 $16,165 - $20,037

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.