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2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Kia Forte

  2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Kia Forte sedan
MSRP
$16,695
$15,400
Invoice $16,208 $15,100
MPG
City/Highway
28/38 22/36
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
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Bottom Line Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features. Read Full Review It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Emphatic design statement
  • Gas mileage is very good
  • Comes in sedan, coupe, and hatch
  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of standard features

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best
  • Gas mileage has been restated

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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