Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
2014 Kia Forte
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5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,074
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,750
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
169.3 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
51 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
75 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
75 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
750 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
750 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2855 2736
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4700 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.26
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.33
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra GT Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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