Both reliable compact vehicles, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte are perfect for those looking for a combination of technology, style, and safety. Which car is the right one for you? That's the question we hope to answer for you in this car comparison. 

Peacock Hyundai Savannah vehicle comparisons will provide you with information designed to make things easier for you. Continue reading to learn more about driving in Savannah, Pooler, and Hinesville, and why owning a compact car has many advantages.

Elantra vs Forte Performance

The engines in these two vehicles are similar. Quite similar, indeed! Both the Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra base models feature a 2.0-L 4-cylinder 147-horsepower engine. Of course, the further you go in trim levels, you'll find different engine choices. The Elantra is capable of reaching an impressive 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque with the available 1.6L turbocharged engine. On the EX trim level of the Kia Forte, the maximum 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque doesn't quite match up to the Elantra.

There are also benefits at the pump when owning the Elantra. Both cars are fuel efficient options, there's little doubt about that. However, the Elantra base trim with the automatic transmission means you'll be driving a vehicle that receives an EPA-estimated 29 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.1The Kia Forte receives an EPA-estimated 37 MPG on the highway.2

Helpful Technology

If you're like most Americans, technology is important to you. It's nice to have a car that can match your needs, keeping you connected even when on the go. Both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte deliver with infotainment systems that are both helpful and intuitive.

The Hyundai Elantra features an available 7-inch touchscreen with 6-speaker audio setup and Bluetooth® capability for listening to music and making hands-free calls. While many of the same features are found in the Kia Forte, the audio maxes out at a 4-speaker setup. Both vehicles offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which makes it easy to mirror a smartphone to the touchscreen with the same functionality found on your phone.

Drive Safely

Regardless of the car you're driving, safety is always front of mind. Both the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte are equipped with front, side-impact, and side-curtain airbags which keep drivers and passengers inside the cabin safe. The Elantra goes a step further, with a driver's knee airbag adding further protection.

Both of these vehicles come with advanced safety features. These features include: 

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control Systems
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

The Elantra includes additional safety features like Smart Cruise Control, which monitors surroundings and adjusts the car's speed when using the cruise control setting. 

Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte: The Verdict

It's clear that both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and 2018 Kia Forte offer drivers with a great blend of style, technology, and performance. The Hyundai Elantra, with its safety features, technology, and turbocharged engine option, is simply more fun to own around Savannah, Pooler, and Hinesville.

Take it for a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Savannah today. We'll have the keys waiting.

 

 

1EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle's condition.

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