When comparing the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2019 Kia Forte's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability and overall quality score. The 2019 Kia Forte has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. The 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA and 2019 Kia Forte have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2019 Kia Forte's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Kia Forte Pricing
A used 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $12,994 to $20,998 while a used 2019 Kia Forte is priced between $13,439 to $20,820.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Kia Forte Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2019 Kia Forte loses 39.8 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Kia Forte retains 1.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Kia Forte Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 8.1 out of 10 while the Kia Forte's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Kia Forte being ranked 14 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17 and the Kia Forte is ranked 20.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Kia Forte Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 7.8 out of 10. For the Kia Forte the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Hyundai ELANTRA a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Forte.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA and the 2019 Kia Forte makes 147 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 504 miles. The Forte is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. This gives the 2019 Kia Forte the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2019 Kia Forte has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and cargo space. The 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of front head room, and front shoulder room. The 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA and 2019 Kia Forte are comparable in regards to front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has higher safety ratings than the 2019 Kia Forte, with an average rating of 4.64 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.