See How the New Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte Compare to Find the Right Compact Car Near Fairfax, VA

When you want to buy a new compact car in Chantilly, VA, you'll have a range of options to consider. We know this because we have an incredibly popular compact sedan in the form of the new Hyundai Elantra, which offers the affordability and efficiency that drivers want alongside stunning style and brilliant features. Of course, the Hyundai Elantra is not without some tough competition among other new compact cars for sale. We often help our customers compare the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte near Reston, VA, so we've gathered some info about both and compared the compact sedans to help you learn more about the advantages of each!

The Hyundai Elantra gets up to 43 mpg highway and 33 mpg city

Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte: Efficiency

For compact cars, efficiency is often a place that car shoppers look first because it plays a key role in the value of a car you'll probably be using for commutes. Well, the base engine of the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte have similar power specs, but the new Hyundai Elantra near Ashburn, VA gets up to 43 mpg highway and 33 mpg city, which bests the 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city of the Kia Forte. And, there is a new Hyundai Elantra Hybrid coming to Chantilly that will impress even more with its efficiency!

The Kia Forte has a lower starting price, but the value comparison is not that simple

Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte: Value

We talked about how value is vital when buying a new compact car, and it can be tricky to directly compare value in a compact car comparison. Value goes beyond starting price, and the Hyundai Elantra highlights that as it starts at a price not much higher than the Kia Forte but comes standard with a better feature package than the Kia compact car. You can expect items like wireless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, and a 4.2-inch screen in the instrument cluster standard in every Hyundai Elantra, which is not true of the Kia Forte. Plus, the highest trim level of the new Hyundai Elantra offers Alexandria, VA drivers items like Dynamic Voice Recognition, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and a fully digital cluster gauge that aren't available in any new Kia Forte.

The Hyundai Elantra cockpit is comfortable and intuitive.

Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte: Cabin Design

Drivers expect more from their compact cars, and it's a very competitive class. Going beyond affordability and engineering, the new Hyundai Elantra provides car shoppers more cabin space. Both of these compact sedans seat five passengers, but the Hyundai Elantra has more headroom for the first row, more legroom in both rows, and wider rows of seats at shoulder level than the Kia Forte, which will help those that carpool to work. And, the new Hyundai Elantra has available real leather seats if you prefer that upholstery, which is not true of the Kia Forte.

The Kia Forte cockpit also offers fun and easy operation

Hyundai Elantra vs Kia Forte: Safety

Both of these models rely on airbags and force-absorbing frame designs to protect the cabin occupants during an accident, but the Hyundai Elantra has more advanced safety features than the new Forte. We mentioned that the Hyundai Elantra comes standard with blind-spot monitoring while the Kia Forte does not, but the Hyundai Elantra has even more standard, like pedestrian detection for the forward-collision warning system, and available, like rear parking collision avoidance assist, than the Kia compact car.


Visit Hyundai of Chantilly for More New Hyundai Elantra Details

We hope you found this page useful if you're trying to learn how compact cars compare, and we hope that we highlighted the many ways that the new Hyundai Elantra benefits drivers more. If we have and you want to check out the new Hyundai car, be sure to find our dealership to start looking at our models now. We have a massive lot with parking for every customer, a modern showroom that we recently updated, and space for every of our new Hyundai models, which not many car dealerships in the area can claim!


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