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Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte
On the search for a new sedan to take you around the Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook areas? Then you are probably familiar with the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte.
With either, you gain a modernly designed car that provides a comfortable ride. When taking a closer look at the Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte, though, our Hiley Hyundai of Burleson team found some key differences that might help you decide which car you want, which we outline below. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you still have questions after reading!
Elantra vs Forte: Performance Specs
On the surface, these are two cars that seem to perform equally. They do, after all, both come with 2.0L 4-cylinder engines that produce 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque and offer available turbo engines that deliver over 200 horsepower.
However, the Elantra will give you better gas mileage thanks to its standard Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission. This helps the Hyundai Elantra get 33 city/43 highway MPG. The Kia Forte, with its standard 6-speed manual transmission, gets 27 city/37 highway MPG. Only the Elantra has an available hybrid configuration, too, which helps it get even better gas mileage.
Standard Safety Systems
Both of these cars also come with smart safety systems that help you avoid any potential collisions while driving. With either car, you’ll get:
Driver Attention Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
The Hyundai Elantra doesn’t end there with its standard safety technologies, though. Its Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist also features standard Pedestrian Detection. Plus, the Elantra also comes standard with Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
These systems will alert you if there are any cars that are approaching that you might not be able to see so you can safely change lanes or back up out of your parking spot. While the Forte offers these additional systems, none of them come standard and only are available in higher trim levels.
More High-Tech Features
Inside each car, you will also be able to connect your smartphone to integrate its applications, your messages, and audio on either of their 8-inch touchscreen displays. When listening to your favorite songs, they each have premium audio systems that deliver clear sound note after note.
The big difference though is you will have to actually plug in your smartphone to do this in the Kia Forte, while the Hyundai Elantra offers the convenience of wireless smartphone integration. Also, only the Elantra offers the available high-resolution 10.25-inch touchscreen to give you a better view of your navigation, weather forecast, or whatever else you want to have displayed.
Time for a Test Drive!
There is plenty to like about the Kia Forte, but with its next-level technology, efficient powertrain options, and standard suite of safety technology, the Hyundai Elantra is the perfect sedan for the modern driver. Ready to take the next steps and get behind the wheel of the Elantra? Contact us now at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson and schedule a test drive to see exactly what it’s like driving this car around Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook.