Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,208
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 40.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 55.700
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 43.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600 96.800
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 57.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 104.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 14.700
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
10.300 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800 13.700
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 33.900
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 2729
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200 6.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333 4.330
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.257 1.250
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962 1.960
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
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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