Comparison - Hyundai Elantra Sport 2018 - vs - Kia Forte EX 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
22,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
13.20gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra ranked #11 in Compact Cars. Currently the Hyundai Elantra has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good gas mileage
Lots of available features
Larger-than-average cargo space
Great predicted reliability

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Lower safety scores than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Fuel economy
Available safety features
Hands-free trunk access available
Handling
Multimedia system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available

Cons
Bland interior design and materials
Backseat headroom
Many active safety features only in expensive packages
Road noise

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
201hp
at 6 000rpm
164hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.90in
179.50in
Width: 
70.90in
70.10in
Height: 
56.50in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
35.90in
Front Hip Room: 
53.40in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
56.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.90in
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3109.00lbs
2908.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Option Package 01
Cargo Package
Winter Weather Package
Sport Premium Package
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Trunk Hook
Interior Light Kit
EC Mirror
EC Mirror W/Homelink And Blue Link
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats