2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2024 Kia Forte Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV

2023 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,550 to $29,150
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2024 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,990 to $25,390
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MPG - City 49 - 53 MPG 22 - 30 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 - 56 MPG 31 - 41 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic, Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 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 HEV than the Kia Forte. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Forte, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 HEV is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

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

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

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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