Compare 2011 Hyundai Elantra vs 2011 Kia Forte vs 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Hyundai Elantra
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2011 Kia Forte
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2011 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $15,782 $16,700
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,284 $17,600
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,237 $18,600
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 35 $15,027 $15,900
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 28 35 $16,469 $17,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,629
$16,570
$15,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,195
$17,395
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$290 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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. The 2011 Toyota Corolla is spacious, safe, and well-equipped; but if you're looking for excitement or inspiration, it's not here.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 43.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 96.8 92.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.0 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.9 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 178.3 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.7 12.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 13.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 14.2 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 (est) 2791 2767
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.2 6.4 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 144 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 156 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.21 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.80 1.00
Trans Type
6 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.38 2.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.63 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 2.88 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.38 0.70
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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