Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
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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
$16,687
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,200
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. 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
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.3
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2773 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
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
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.26
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 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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