2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra: How do they compare?

2020 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra

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Impress friends and family alike when you drive the 2019 Kia Forte or 2019 Hyundai Elantra! Both of these sleek sedans are designed to effortlessly transport you in style, but which one speaks to you the most? The team at Southlake Kia in Merrillville, IN, created this Forte versus Elantra comparison to make your decision easy. Browse the new inventory at our Kia dealership, then match your favorite model with a lease offer.

Please direct all questions and inquiries regarding the 2019 Kia Forte versus the 2019 Hyundai Elantra to a Southlake Kia representative by calling (219) 947-1600 or fill out our online form.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll take a look at the 2019 Kia Forte EX, starting at $21,990 MSRP, and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL, starting at $19,500 MSRP*.

*2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL price from KBB


Simplify your daily drive with the 2019 Kia Forte or new Hyundai Elantra. Both sedans include the basics like a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat and steering-wheel mounted controls, but only the Forte takes your comfort to the next level. View additional features only offered on the 2019 Kia Forte below.

  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift
  • SOFINO leatherette seat trim
2019 Kia Forte Interior View with Passenger


2019 Kia Forte Safety Features

Protect what matters most when you drive the 2019 Kia Forte or 2019 Hyundai Elantra. These reliable sedans provide a complete host of safety features, ranging from driver attention and blind spot warnings to rear camera display. However, only the new Forte includes a forward collision warning and lane change assist.


Change up your routine with the all-new Kia Forte or 2019 Hyundai Elantra! There’s no doubt that these sedans are closely matched, differing slightly only in fuel efficiency estimates. Both models offer drive mode select, but only the 2019 Forte is equipped with an intelligent variable transmission with Sportmatic® and hill start assist. Learn more about each model’s respective engine specifications below.

2019 Kia Forte


2019 Hyundai Elantra

2.0L I4


2.0L I4

147 HP


147 HP

132 lb.-ft.


132 lb.-ft.


MPG (city/hwy)



Stand out when you drive the new Kia Forte or 2019 Hyundai Elantra, as both sedans offer stylish lines and solar control glass. The 2019 Forte takes your appearance a step further with the following exterior features:

  • 17-in. machine finish alloy wheels
  • Chrome window surround
  • Fog lights
  • Heated power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • LED exterior lights
  • Perimeter approach lights
  • Smart Trunk™
2019 Kia Forte Exterior


Stay connected no matter your destination with the 2019 Kia Forte or all-new Hyundai Elantra! These smart sedans both include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio trials to ensure you never miss a thing. Discover some additional tech features only offered on the Kia Forte below.

  • Smart Key with push-button start
  • Tweeter speakers
  • UVO eServices 8-in. touchscreen display

Red 2019 Kia Forte near city