New Kia Forte vs New Hyundai Elantra in Fair Lawn NJ

At Kia, Comfort Is Our Forte

At first glance, there may not be a lot of difference between the 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Both of these compact sedans get excellent gas mileage and are powered by similar 4-cylinder engines. But sit inside each of them, and the difference becomes apparent. Not only is there slightly more room inside the cabin of the Forte, but the driver enjoys standard features not found on the Elantra, such as steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth integration.

The trunk of the Forte allows for almost 15 cubic feet of cargo space, beating the Elantra by nearly half a foot. While this might not seem like a big difference, you will feel otherwise driving home from the grocery store with a trunkful of groceries.

The Numbers Game

When it comes down to it, price is often the main force in a consumer's decision when purchasing a new car. With a lower beginning price point than the Elantra, the Kia Forte is an excellent value. For almost the same price as the base model Elantra with manual transmission, you could upgrade to an automatic Forte.

The friendly sales staff at Jack Daniels Kia in Fair Lawn, New Jersey can help guide you through all the Kia Forte models and answer any of your questions.

New 2017 Kia Forte
2017 Hyundai Elantra
$16,490 * $17,150*
Trims LX | S | EX SE | Eco | Limited

Power and Efficiency

Horsepower 147 hp 147 hp
Torque 132 lb.-ft. 132 lb.-ft.
Engine Type Inline 4-cylinder Inline 4-cylinder
EPA Combined 28 MPG** 29 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive


5 year / 60,000 mile Limited Warranty

5 year / 60,000 mile Limited Warranty

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary.
**All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

Make an Inquiry


Jack Daniels Kia

29-09 Broadway
Directions Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

  • Sales: 201-458-7735


  • Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed