From outside styling to built-in comfort and features, your vehicle should suit your unique needs as well as your taste. With all the different combinations available out there, finding exactly what you want can get to be a bit overwhelming. It’s our mission that with comparison pages like this one, your decision-making can become easier and ultimately more fun. Today, we will be exploring some key differences between the 2018 KIA Forte and its friendly competitor - the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. In the name of fairness, we will be using the base models of each for our comparison. So, read below to discover how these vehicles stand up to one another and then feel free to swing by for a test drive to experience the Forte in person at our Hudson KIA dealership near Bayonne, New Jersey!
Top automakers make it a priority to engineer their vehicles to shine in their exterior qualities as well as their interior aspects. While both the 2018 KIA Forte and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra have well-designed interiors and exteriors, the Forte offers more to delight in as standard equipment, evident in the table above. From Power Heated Exterior Mirrors that conveniently help you clear away ice, snow and fog and a Rear Camera Display to Satellite Radio and Steering Wheel Controls, the 2018 KIA Forte has you covered with features that, unlike with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, you don’t have to pay extra in order to enjoy.
The 2018 KIA Forte pulls slightly ahead of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra when it comes to Front head room as well as hip room and cargo volume, which you can see in the table above. Taking it a bit further, the Forte also offers an Automatic Transmission as an option in its base model as well as features rear Disc brakes in its braking system versus the rear Drum brakes in the 2018 Elantra. Though its pretty normal to find rear Drum brakes in most vehicles, rear Disc brakes offer an enhanced braking experience. This is because, unlike Drum brakes, they use rotors that are fully exposed to outside air, which allow them to be constantly cooled and reduces their tendency to overheat or cause fading. This advanced braking power is standard in all 2018 KIA Forte trims, but only available upon upgrading in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.
After assessing some pivotal differences between the 2018 KIA Forte and 2018 Hyundai Elantra, you may be itching to experience the Forte for yourself. If that sounds about right, don’t hesitate to schedule your test drive, head over from Hillside and allow our friendly teams here at Hudson KIA help you explore all that the 2018 KIA Forte has to offer!