Compare 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Kia Forte
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,829 $21,600
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $23,118 $24,150
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,829
$21,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value. The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 96
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2903
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 147 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 2.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 5.4
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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2020 Hyundai Elantra
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2020 Kia Forte
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  • Cash: Up to $1,750 customer cash
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  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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