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Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $26,260

Hyundai Elantra Sport   
Difference: $1,030

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,039

Hyundai Elantra Sport   
Difference: $607

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelElantraForte
TrimSportEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $21,650 $21,300
Base Invoice $20,765 $20,130
Premium Package 2,400  
Cargo net 50 50
Cargo tray 100 80
Floor mats 125 125
7-speed automated manual 1,100  
Universal garage door opener   350
Premium Plus Package   4,490
Premium Package 2,184  
Cargo net 41 42
Cargo tray 80 67
Floor mats 100 102
7-speed automated manual 1,034  
Universal garage door opener   291
Premium Plus Package   4,119
Options (change) 3,775 5,095
Options (change) 3,439 4,621
Destination 835 895
Total Price $26,260 $27,290
Total Invoice $25,039 $25,646

The configured Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Kia Forte 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Hyundai Elantra Sport trim is $21,650. The features would cost an additional $3,775. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $26,260.

The base sticker price of the Kia Forte EX trim is $21,300. The features would cost an additional $5,095. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $27,290.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Hyundai Elantra trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Forte trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Forte EX appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Kia Forte 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Hyundai Elantra Sport trim is $20,765. The features would cost an additional $3,439. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $25,039.

The invoice of the Kia Forte EX trim is $20,130. The features would cost an additional $4,621. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $25,646.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Hyundai Elantra trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Forte trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Forte EX appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Forte EX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $395
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $732
Model Year20172017
ModelElantraForte
TrimSportEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine201hp I4164hp I4
TransmissionS7T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)26/33 MPG25/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)315, 8?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18215/45-17
Total Price$26,260$27,290
Adjustments for Features0-1,425
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,260$25,865
Total Invoice$25,039$25,646
Adjustments for Features0-1,339
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$25,039$24,307

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Features Comparison: Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20172017
ModelElantraForte
TrimSportEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125 
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning system $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Temporary spare tire$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
Interior air filter $0
Ionizing air filtration$50 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Pandora internet radio connectivity$50 
Rear air vents $100
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Text dictation$50 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Traffic information $25
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Body kit$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
Fog lights $125
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Metal pedals$75 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$2,525$3,950
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,425
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,339

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Specifications Comparison: Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20172017
ModelElantraForte
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in106.3 in
Length179.9 in179.5 in
Width70.9 in70.1 in
Height56.5 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,109 lb.3,011 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.0 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.2 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.4 in53.8 in
Row 1 Legroom42.2 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.3 in37.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.3 in54.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.9 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.7 in35.9 in
Cargo Volume14.4 ft314.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Hyundai Elantra Sport

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Text dictation50No
Infinity, 315W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Remote app25No
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation325No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Automatic climate control, front200Yes
Dual-zone climate control125Yes
Total Requested250070%
Total Not Requested107530%

Option Package Details
Kia Forte EX

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50No
Upgraded instruments0No
Lane departure warning system200No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100No
Power height adjuster, driver seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100No
Power recliner, driver seat100No
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Memory system, driver seat200No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Total Requested262555%
Total Not Requested215045%

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