2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Kia Forte: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Kia Forte Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$17,890 to $23,090
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $17,263 to $22,050
MPG - City 26 - 33 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 32 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Forte with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte, the Hyundai Elantra may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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). The Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

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. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Kia Forte, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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