A Comparison Of The 2019 Forte And The 2019 Elantra!
2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra



Comparing the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra

When it comes time to choose an automobile, drivers can experience quite a bit of stress. After all, deciding between all the makes and models of the world can seem like a daunting process. If, perhaps, you’ve narrowed down your car search to the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, you’ve managed to come quite far. Now, however, you must decide between the two automobiles.

That’s where we come in. At Mike Shaw Kia, we want to be there for you every step of the way. We understand that choosing a new automobile is a strong commitment, and we want to help you make the right decision. In order for this to happen, you’ll want to be as well-informed as possible. That’s why, below, we’ve taken a more in-depth look at both the 2019 Forte and the 2019 Elantra.

Keep reading to learn more about these two popular automobiles!

The 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is available in four unique trim levels: FE, LXS, S, and EX. When it comes to engine options, each trim comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission for the FE. The other trims, however, come with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The FE provides a four-speaker audio system, 15-inch steel wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, auxiliary audio jacks, rear air vents, and forward collision warning.

The LXS gains a 60/40-split folding rear seat for extra space, 16-inch alloy wheels, and selectable drive modes.

The S gets you fog lights, LED daytime running lights, a six-speaker audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio, a rear-seat armrest, and more.

The top trim, the EX, offers lane change assist, keyless trunk opener, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, windshield wiper de-icer, blind-spot monitoring, heated and ventilated front seats, push-button ignition, two extra USB ports, simulated-leather upholstery, and heated side mirrors.

Kia Forte Interior

2019 Kia Forte Center Console2019 Kia Forte Steering Wheel2019 Kia Forte Trunk Space

Hyundai Elantra Interior

2019 Hyundai Elantra Center Console2019 Hyundai Elantra Steering Wheel2019 Hyundai Elantra Trunk space

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra comes in six separate trims: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited, and Sport. As far as the engine of the Elantra is concerned, all trims except for the Eco receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. While the SE comes with a six-speed manual transmission, the other trims can be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Eco comes with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 128 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The base SE comes with a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, air conditioning, a 5-inch display, front disc and rear drum brakes, a rearview camera, 15-inch steel wheels, and power mirrors.

The SEL offers a drowsy driver alert system, heated side mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert, 16-inch alloy wheels, Android Auto, rear disc brakes, automatic headlights, Apple CarPlay, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, satellite radio, lane departure warning, a 7-inch touchscreen, and lane keeping assist.

The Value Edition gains a hands-free trunk release, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car system, a sunroof, and more.

The Eco gets you dual USB ports and 15-inch alloy wheels.

The Limited provides automatic high beams, a sliding armrest, leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system, LED headlights, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The top trim, the Sport, offers a unique gauge cluster, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, front sport seats, stronger brakes, and a black headliner.

How Can You Choose?

As you can see, there’s much to love about both the 2019 Kia Forte and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. While the Elantra offers more trim levels, the Forte simply packs more features into fewer trims which makes your decision process a bit easier. In our opinion, this means you can’t go wrong with the Forte. That’s why we recommend the 2019 Kia Forte. Not only is this vehicle unique, you receive plenty of space as well as features too. Consider the Forte today!

Find the 2019 Kia Forte at Mike Shaw Kia

At Mike Shaw Kia, you’ll find the Forte and many other automobiles in our extensive inventory. We also have a variety of specials you can take advantage of! You’ll find our dealership conveniently located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, which means residents of Riviera, Bishop, and Alice are just a short drive away. Once you arrive, our team member will be more than happy to show you around and let you take a test drive or two. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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