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2022 Hyundai Accent vs. 2022 Kia Forte Review

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2022 Hyundai
Accent

MSRP*: $16,645 to $19,600
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2022 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,090 to $24,490
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MPG - City 33 MPG 22 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 31 - 41 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 68.1 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Hyundai Accent, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Accent, 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 Accent will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Accent is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Accent, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Accent doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.

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