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2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Forte

2020 Elantra

Starting MSRP

1.6L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.0L I-4

City/Highway MPG


Smartphone Integration

147 hp


147 hp

Whatever form your Harvey travels take, a well-equipped sedan can enhance every drive. Those who expect engaging and intuitive tech, comfortable interiors ready for even the longest road trips, and highly efficient engines know to turn to the reliable new Kia lineup. Inevitably, the Kia vs. Hyundai debate rages, even in the sedan class. Many like to compare the 2020 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra for their similar starting MSRP and integrated suites of technology. See below for a closer look at these two impressive sedans with a full Elantra vs. Kia comparison.

2020 Elantra vs. Forte: Pricing and Performance

Marrero drivers interested in truly inspired performance that doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy will find it in the new Kia Forte. While the new Hyundai Elantra has respectable specs and ratings, for the same fuel economy and horsepower ratings, the 2020 Kia Forte base trim is over $1,400 less. Compare the 2020 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra engine specs below:

2020 Kia Forte FE

  • Starting MSRP: $17,890
  • Base Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder
  • Standard Output: 147 hp
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 31/41 city/highway mpg

2020 Hyundai Elantra

  • Starting MSRP: $19,300
  • Base Engine: 2.0L I-4
  • Standard Output: 147 hp
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 31/41 city/highway mpg

Accessing higher trim levels reveals the performance matchup is ever closer, though the divide between the starting MSRP grows:

2020 Kia Forte GT

  • Starting MSRP: $22,490
  • Base Engine: Turbocharged 1.6 liter, Inline 4-cylinder
  • Standard Output: 201 hp
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 25/32 city/highway mpg

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport

  • Starting MSRP: $24,150
  • Base Engine: Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder
  • Standard Output: 201 hp
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 26/33 city/highway mpg

2020 Elantra vs. Forte: Interior Features 

The vast divide in the 2020 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison becomes most clear with a look at the interior tech and features. While the 2020 Hyundai Elantra offers a 5-inch display, the 2020 Kia Forte offers an 8-inch touch screen to enhance your New Orleans travels. Both offer Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port as standard, but that is where the similarities end. See below for the infotainment features the 2020 Kia Forte offers that cannot be found on the Hyundai Elantra:

  • Standard 4-speaker stereo
  • Standard Android Auto
  • Standard Apple CarPlay
  • An available 8-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • 2 available additional USB ports
  • Available HD Radio
  • Available wireless device charging

The 2020 Kia Forte also features a standard day/night interior rearview mirror, remoteless entry with trunk opener, and a rear-camera display for increased visibility and accessibility. 

2020 Kia Forte dashboard

Find Your Next Sedan With Ray Brandt Kia!

The 2020 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison reveals a clear winner, but an even closer look is available in person. Explore more comparisons like our Elantra vs. Forte matchup if you’re interested in finding out which of the impressive sedans fits you best, as the Forte has some close rivals in its own Kia family. Then, get in touch with our Harvey team today to discover your next upgrade!

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