2019 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Kia Forte

If you’re looking for an affordable vehicle that can still carry your family and give you excellent gas mileage, consider compact sedans. Two stylish favorites include the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and the 2019 Kia Forte. Their similarities are only skin deep. Look at important options next to each other and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra rises to the top.

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2019 Kia Forte
2019 Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP
$17,790 1*
✔ $17,100 2*

Maximum Horsepower
147 (2.0L I4)
✔ 201 (1.6L I4)

Maximum MPG (hwy)
✔ 41 *3
40 *4

Front Headroom (in.)
✔ 40.3

Fold-Away Power Side Mirrors
✔ Yes

Topping Your Drive with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra saves you money with a lower MSRP and rewards your financial acumen with a higher-performing engine. If you’re a tall driver, you’ll appreciate the extra headroom in the front. Your side mirrors are protected from potential damage in tight space when they fold as you park. When you’re ready to leave, they can unfold.


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1."Starting at" price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See “Build and Price” section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the “Build and Price” section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors.

2.MSRP of $17,200 not including tax, title, license fees and destination charge. $1,500 total savings includes; $1,500 Retail Bonus Cash on a 2019 Hyundai Elantra SE (48413F45) purchased from dealer stock between February 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.

3.25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

4.Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.