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2014 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Hyundai Elantra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Hyundai Elantra. 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 Kia Forte as you will with the Hyundai Elantra, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Elantra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Hyundai Elantra. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Elantra.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Hyundai Elantra.

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

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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500

2014 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,200 - $21,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.90%
City MPG: 24 - 25 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 34 - 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*: $15,599 - $18,528 $16,687 - $20,766

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