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2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Kia Forte Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,200 to $25,950
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2022 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,090 to $24,490
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MPG - City 25 - 33 MPG 22 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 MPG 31 - 41 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, M/T 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. 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
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra, 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). The Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte.

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.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Forte. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels 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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Kia Forte.