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2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2023 Kia Forte Review

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2023 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,650 to $27,200
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2023 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,690 to $25,090
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MPG - City 28 - 33 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 MPG 31 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-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 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Kia Forte. 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Elantra or the Kia Forte, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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.

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

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.