In the market for a sedan that will make your drives more stylish, connected, and fun? Drivers in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle areas have a lot to choose from, including the Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra. Both offer some pretty great features, but which one will suit your driving style better?

With the help of Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg, you can find out. In our 2019 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison, you can see these two popular sedans go head to head. Keep reading to see which one will come out on top.

 Kia Forte VS Hyundai Elantra
31 City, 41 HighwayMPG 29 city, 38 Highway
Standard Climate Control System  Available in Higher Trim 

2019 Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: Performance

These two sedans offer some pretty impressive specs under the hood. In fact, they are quite similar in many ways. The Forte and Elantra are both equipped a 2.0L I4 engine that supplies up to 147 horsepower, adding some nice vigor to your commute. Additionally, these engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission that offers a personalized driving experience. Though that is where their similarities end.

The Kia Forte makes available an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic® technology. This gives you seamless acceleration, control, and efficiency, heightening the way the Forte handles. Plus, with its adaptive shifting logic, the smoothness of the drive is noticeable.

On the other hand, the Elantra also makes an automatic transmission available, but it is less equipped. The 6-speed automatic that is optional on higher trims in the Hyundai offers guess-free shifting but does not include the advanced shifting technology, resulting in a less smooth ride.

Kia Forte vs Elantra: Interior Comfort

Being cozy for the ride ahead is important and luckily enough, both the 2019 Forte and Elantra deliver. First up is the Kia Forte, which includes the innovative Dual-Zone Climate Control. This allows you to set different temperatures for the driver and front passenger to make everyone inside happy. To add to the comfort, this model also offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, so you can find the perfect position for your commutes.

The Hyundai Elantra also offers a climate control system, but you'll have to look at the higher trims to receive it. Additionally, this vehicle comes with a standard 6-way manual driver's seat; a powered one is available in the highest trim but still leaves you with fewer adjustable positions.

2019 Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: Fuel Economy

Though the performance configurations may be similar, the Forte and Elantra sport very different efficiencies in their lineup.

When standardly equipped, the Elantra comes in with an estimated 29 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG. Though this is pretty high, the Forte has it beat. When this sedan is paired with the Intelligent Variable Transmission, you can see an estimated fuel economy of a whopping 31 city/41 highway/35 combined MPG.* Looks like fewer trips to the gas station in your future!

2019 Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra: Verdict

With a smoother performance, higher fuel economy, and more interior comfort options, the team at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg thinks you'll love driving the 2019 Forte. To see for yourself, schedule a test drive in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle areas today!


* EPA fuel economy 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.

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