2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

After a crash in the 2000s, Hyundai bought a stake in the Kia company to keep it afloat for the future. This has led to a lot of similarities and overlap in terms of priorities and models of both South Korean car companies. However, while the Hyundai brand does, to some extent, profit off the success of the Kia brand, the two companies are still in competition with one another. That brings us to our subject and comparison of the day.

The 2020 Kia Forte recently released with a few notable upgrades after a complete redesign for its 2019 model. Similarly, while not a redesign, the Hyundai Elantra had a facelift of its fifth generation for its 2019 model and now has an updated 2020 Hyundai Elantra out. Today, we compare both of these compact sedans, similar in terms of power, size, technology, price, and more! It’s the 2020 Kia Forte vs the 2020 Hyundai Elantra!

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Hyundai Elantra

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4
147 hp / 132 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 147 hp / 132 lb-ft
201 hp / 195 lb-ft Upgraded Horsepower / Torque 201 hp / 195 lb-ft
Up to 35 MPG Combined Fuel Economy Up to 35 MPG
$17,790 Starting MSRP $18,950

2020 Kia Forte Kenosha, WI

Almost identical in every regard, we’d place the 2020 Kia Forte sedan ahead of the Elantra due to its recent, stylish redesign, which puts it far ahead of the stale Elantra which has been stuck on its fifth generation since 2015. Even more important is the substantially lower starting price of the 2020 Kia Forte. Additionally, the 2020 Kia Forte model also offers the following features:

  • Brand-New GT Model Upgrade
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ Integration
  • Harman Kardon™ Premium Audio
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Front and Rear LED Lighting with High Beam Assist
  • SOFINO Synthetic Leather/Leatherette Upholstery
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating
  • Traction Control System with Electronic Stability Control
  • High Flow Active Exhaust
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Wireless Charger
  • And More!

The 2020 Kia Forte sedan is out now and in stock here at the Palmen Kia dealership. Browse through our online inventory and schedule a test drive with the new Forte model, today! For more information on the 2020 Kia Forte or any other current Kia model, please read through our blog, check out our other research pages, and contact us. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin where we serve the surrounding cities of Racine, Milwaukee, and Chicago.