2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Kia Forte is a beast, even if it comes in a small size, and it's ready to tangle with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra in the compact class. Both get a nice 29 miles per gallon city and 38 mpg highway, but that's about where the similarities end. The 2017 Forte will cost about $11,470 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, while the competition is looking for around $14,500 for the 2017 Elantra. So right off the bat, you save $3,000 with the 2017 Forte.

You also get to enjoy more power in the top trim level of the 2017 Forte, 164 horsepower, in fact, while the 2017 Elantra tops out at 147 HP (excluding the new Sport trim level, which has an MSRP of more than $21,000). And while you enjoy the fine fuel economy and nice power of the 2017 Forte, you also have a little more room to stretch out, with 96.2 cubic feet for passengers as opposed to the 2017 Elantra's 95.8 cubic feet.

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2017 Kia Forte Vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra
$11,470 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $14,516 (The Competition)
29, 38 MPG (city, highway) 29, 38
164 Top HP 147 (excluding Sport trim)
9 Exterior Color Options 8
96.2 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 95.8
2,811 to 3,029 Curb Weight (pounds) 2,767 to 2,976

Take the 2017 Forte for a Test Drive Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Let's take it outside. Not for a fight, but to look at the exterior of the two compacts. The 2017 Kia Forte has nine exterior color options, one more than the 2017 Hyundai Elantra's, and while you are expressing yourself, you have cool colors like the available Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue or Aurora Black for the Forte. In addition, the design is more playful and unique on the 2017 Forte's exterior, thanks to its "Tiger Nose" front grille.

The 2017 Forte has it all in the compact class: Performance, options, and tech like its available UVO3 eServices, which gives you 8GB for music storage and access to streaming music apps. We are proud to have the 2017 Kia Forte on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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