Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

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