Are you on the lookout for a set of wheels worthy of those Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort area roadways? You're certainly on the right track if you're interested in finding out what the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra have to offer.

As a way to assist you in your search, the experts here at Car Town Kia have put together this side-by-side Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison. Take a moment to read through it to get closer to figuring out which one has what it takes to fit in with your preferences.



Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: Performance Specs

When you make your decision, you'll want to know the model you've chosen has what it takes to get you from Point A to Point B while easily taking on any challenges you encounter along the way. Let's take a look at the engine lineup for these two models. We'll begin with the Forte. Its two engines are listed below:

  • 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine

The 2.0-liter engine comes standard under the Forte's hood. It supplies you with a full-bodied output of 147 horsepower. The available 1.6-liter engine gives you even more acceleration via its 201 horsepower.

The only engine offered in the Elantra is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. While its 147 horsepower matches what you'll get from the standard Forte engine, it can't stand up to what the Turbocharged 4-cylinder motor can do.

Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: Interior Dimensions and Convenience

While the Forte and the Elantra both provide their occupants with plenty of interior space to move around and get comfortable, the Forte provides your passengers in the back seat a little more comfort. Here are some of the interior numbers that bear this out:


Second-Row Headroom

Second-Row Hip Room

Kia Forte

37.5 inches

51.1 inches

Hyundai Elantra

37.3 inches

50.5 inches

Whether you're dropping your kids off at school or showing some visiting friends around town, anyone riding in the back seat will appreciate this kind of space.

One convenient feature sure to come in handy when your hands are full of grocery bags or luggage is the Smart Trunk™. This is something you'll only find with the Kia Forte. This available feature automatically opens your trunk when you stand behind it with the Smart Key on your person.

Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: The Verdict

With its robust performance capabilities, roomy interior, and helpful convenience, the Kia Forte successfully outshines what the Hyundai Elantra has to offer in the same categories. If the information you've just learned about this impressive Kia automobile has you interested in checking it out for yourself, simply contact the team at Car Town Kia, serving Nicholasville, Frankfort, and Lexington. A member of our team will gladly help you schedule your test drive of the Kia Forte.

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