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2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Kia Forte

  2012 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door 5dr HB EX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,345
$15,200
Invoice $14,918 $14,900
MPG
City/Highway
28/38 22/36
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money. Read Full Review The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Stunning design and details
  • Great gas mileage
  • Refined, quiet cabin
  • Rides smoothly
  • Standard features

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best

Likes:

  • Elegant, simple styling
  • Cabin space (sedan and hatch)
  • Standard connectivity features
  • Eager powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base model lacks telescopic steering
  • Balky clutch (manual)
  • Front-seat comfort
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