Compare 2011 Kia Forte vs 2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Kia Forte
2011 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,700
$14,536
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,995
$14,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money. 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 95.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 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)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2729 2661 (est)
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.26
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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