Compare 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Hyundai Elantra
2016 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Value Edition 28 38 $18,997 $19,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $19,406 $20,250
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 35 $18,993 $19,990
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,991 $17,700
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,684 $15,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $19,367 $20,390
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic LX 25 33 $17,359 $18,090
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,740 $21,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,811 $20,990
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,895 $19,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,461 $21,690
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,521 $20,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,766
$18,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Not quite a hot hatch, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT gives up some rear-seat space in the name of cargo room and European style. There's a lot of curb appeal in the 2016 Kia Forte, although lackluster safety scores and cabin-comfort shortcomings keep it from being another Kia high-achiever.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 96.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 Size
P215/45HR17 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 2844
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 173 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 154 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.64
Trans Order Code
A6GF1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
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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