When we compare the Kia Forte GT-Line's and the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line's specifications and ratings, the Kia Forte GT-Line has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The Hyundai ELANTRA N Line has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Forte GT-Line's and the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Kia Forte GT-Line vs. Hyundai ELANTRA N Line Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Forte GT-Line ranges from $22,667 to $28,498 while a used 2023 Hyundai ELANTRA N Line is priced between $25,057 to $29,997. For a new model, the Kia Forte GT-Line's price is between $22,939 and $27,906, with the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line priced between $27,831 and $29,672.
Kia Forte GT-Line vs. Hyundai ELANTRA N Line Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Forte GT-Line loses 39.8 percent of its value and the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line loses 41.1 percent of its value. This means the Kia Forte GT-Line retains 1.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line.
Kia Forte GT-Line vs. Hyundai ELANTRA N Line Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Forte is 7.9 out of 10 while the Hyundai ELANTRA's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Kia Forte being ranked 14 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Kia Forte is ranked 20 and the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17.
Kia Forte GT-Line vs. Hyundai ELANTRA N Line Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Forte is 7.6 out of 10. For the Hyundai ELANTRA the reliability rating is 7.8 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 Kia Forte GT-Line’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line base engine makes 201 horsepower. The GT-Line is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 546 miles. The N Line is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles. This gives the Kia Forte GT-Line the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Kia Forte GT-Line has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line has higher safety ratings than the Kia Forte GT-Line, with an average rating of 4.64 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Hyundai ELANTRA N Line has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.