Compare 2014 Kia Forte vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

2014 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 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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,599
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. 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
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 95.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.600
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.500
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.700
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.500
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.000
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.800
Brakes
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 10.300 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.780
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.200
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2736 2661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 x 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.333
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.257
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.962
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.976
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.308
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.866
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.0 (Est) - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 2.200
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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