2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Kia Forte

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Kia Forte
2021 Hyundai Elantra


2021 Kia Forte
2.0L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder
147 hp


147 hp
33 city / 43 highway mpg

Fuel Economy

27 city / 37 highway mpg
113.6 cubic feet

Interior Volume

96.0 cubic feet

If you’re searching for a fun-to-drive compact sedan for your Reno drives, then the new 2021 Kia Forte or Hyundai Elantra are worth comparing. In this 2021 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison, Lithia Hyundai of Reno explains why the Hyundai Elantra is a better overall value with its features and performance. Discover which sedan is best for you here, and contact us with any questions.

2021 Kia Forte or Hyundai Elantra: Price & Interior Features

When it comes to pricing, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra costs a bit more with an MSRP starting at $19,650* compared to the Kia Forte at $17,890 MSRP, but you get significantly more interior space for the modest cost difference. You’ll find many similar features inside, such as an 8-inch color touchscreen, Android Auto,™ Apple CarPlay®, and more. They also share similar trunk space, but the Elantra’s interior provides more room to stretch out on those drives out to Sparks with a cabin volume of up to 113.6 cubic feet, while the interior volume of the Kia Forte measures only 96.0 cubic feet.

2021 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra: Engine Performance

If you want a powerful performance for your Fernley drives, you’ll find that both models offer a similar engine that provides nearly identical specs. However, each engine option is combined with a unique transmission, and the Smartstream® technology of the Hyundai Elantra offers better control and delivers a better fuel economy than the Kia Forte. Check out the performance specs of the Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra below:

2021 Hyundai Elantra:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 147 hp with 132 lb-ft of torque
  • Smartstream® intelligent variable transmission
  • 33 mpg city / 43 mpg highway

2021 Kia Forte:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 147 hp with 132 lb-ft of torque
  • 27 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

Explore the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Today at Lithia Hyundai of Reno

Now that you’ve compared the Elantra vs. Forte, are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new Hyundai Elantra? If so, contact us to arrange a test drive. You can save on your next Hyundai with our new vehicle specials and apply for financing online. Speak with a member of our team to learn about your leasing and financing options. We look forward to serving you and helping you get into the car of your dreams!

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