2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Kia Forte


With fantastic engine options and interior comfort, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a wonderful vehicle for families as well as adventurers who long for the open road. Cars such as the 2016 Kia Forte try but fail to create a notable distinction within its class, and actually further emphasize the Elantra's value. To be sure, let's compare the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2016 Kia Forte a little closer.

Performance

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a stellar compact sedan with dynamics that drivers can maneuver anywhere:

2017 Hyundai Elantra: There's tremendous core strength in the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Whether it be through the SE and Limited trims with a 147-hp 2.0L engine with 132 lb. ft. torque, or the Eco trim with a 128-hp 1.4L engine with 156 lb. ft. torque. Transmission is as equally impressive across the board, with six-speed Active Eco System, and seven-speed EcoShift® dual clutch options, both with SHIFTRONIC®. With EPA-estimated mpgs depending upon configurations, at 26-32 city, up to 40 highway, and up to 35 combined.

2016 Kia Forte: Drivers don't have the same smooth, powerhouse energy at their hands, when handling the 2016 Kia Forte. Depending upon trim, it has either a 145-hp 1.8L engine with 130 lb. ft. torque, or a 166-173-hp 2.0L engine with 148-154 lb. ft. torque. Fuel economy also pales, with EPA-estimated mpgs of 24-26 city, up to 39 highway, and up to 30 combined, which further contributes to the disappointment.

Features

Distinctive details within the 2017 Hyundai Elantra make it a worthy vehicle for a full party, regardless of how long the drive is:

2017 Hyundai Elantra: Everyone rides comfortably in the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, beginning with the right air quality through the dual-zone climate control with defogging and a CleanAir Ionizer. Heated front seats, illuminated ignition, generous front and rear console and cupholder spaces, and a standard six-speaker stereo system with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio are additional highlights, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto syncing, driver and side mirrors with memory settings, and a 7-8" audio or navigation touchscreen. A stereo upgrade is an eight-speaker Infinity® system with HD Radio and Clari-Fi technology, and there's also the add-ons of Android Auto, SiriusXM® NavTraffic and NavWeather, and Apple CarPlay.

2016 Kia Forte: The 2016 Kia Forte doesn't have the same high caliber air filtration system, nor the same quality amenities as the Santa Fe Sport. Storage space is smaller, the base stereo system comes with four speakers, and the touchscreen is considerably smaller at 4.3-7". Tech upgrades are not as luxurious or engaging.

See the 2017 Elantra at Hilton Head Hyundai

Stop by Hilton Head Hyundai Monday through Sunday, and test out all of the amazing features of the 2017 Elantra! You can come in to our 51 Auto Mall Blvd., Hardeeville, SC. showroom at your leisure, or if you have any questions beforehand, call us at 800-494-6905 or message us online. Either way, see for yourself how the Elantra always outmatches the 2016 Kia Forte, and is the right car for you!

Contact

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