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2019 Kia Forte FE Manual

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Hyundai Elantra SE Manual

2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Hyundai Elantra
2.4L I-4 engine

Engine Configuration

2.0L I-4 engine
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
178 lb-ft


132 lb-ft
185 hp


147 hp
73 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

14.4 cubic feet
154 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

96 cubic feet

If you’re looking for a dependable sedan to enhance your Marrero and Harvey commute, then you should compare the 2019 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra. See which of these popular sedans offers better performance specs, interior space, and additional features that suit your needs. Learn more with this Kia va. Hyundai comparison from Ray Brandt Kia.

2019 Forte vs. Elantra: Performance Features

One of the best things you could want from an advanced sedan is a strong and fuel-efficient performance. When you look at both model’s engine configuration, transmission, drivetrain, and more, you’ll see that the Forte comes out on top on all fronts. Check out some more of the impressive performance specs of the Forte and Elantra:

2019 Kia Forte

  • Engine Configuration: 2.4L I-4 engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Torque: 178 lb-ft
  • Horsepower: 185 hp
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.8 gallons
  • Drivetrain: FWD
2019 Hyundai Elantra

  • Engine Configuration: 2.4L I-4 engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Torque: 132 lb-ft
  • Horsepower: 147 hp
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.0 gallons
  • Drivetrain: FWD

2019 Forte vs. Elantra: Interior Space

To go along with a fuel-efficient sedan, you’ll want a model that ensures that nobody and nothing gets left behind. The Forte beats out the Elantra by fitting in two more passengers seamlessly for a 7-passenger maximum capacity, and by offering superior cargo space. Each passenger can get comfortable with spacious front and rear headroom and legroom, no matter if you’re around town or far from home. Check out the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte interior dimensions below:

2019 Kia Forte

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Cargo Volume: 73 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 154 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 39.5 inches
  • Front Legroom: 44.1 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.4 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 39.3 inches
2019 Hyundai Elantra

  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Cargo Volume: 14.4 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 96 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 40.3 inches
  • Front Legroom: 42.2 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 35.7 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 37.3 inches

2019 Forte vs. Elantra: Interior Features

While you’ll of course find some great comfort, technology, and driver-assist features that offer a smooth and enjoyable ride in both of these models, the Kia Forte manages to deliver some incredible interior features that are either unavailable or an upgrade for Elantra drivers. These Kia Forte interior features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system
  • 4-speaker stereo
  • USB port and Bluetooth
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Rearview camera
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning and lane keep assist
2019 Kia Forte Interior

Find the New Forte at Ray Brandt Kia

Now that you’ve compared the 2019 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra, you can learn more about the Kia Forte and browse our inventory of new Forte models for sale at Ray Brandt Kia to see what suits you best. Get the car buying process started or contact us to schedule a test drive near New Orleans and Gretna!

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