2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

Ready to upgrade your daily drive with a new sedan? If so, there are plenty of great options available for you to choose from. The Youngblood Kia team is here to make your decision easier. We've spotlighted two of the most popular models in the following 2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra comparison page.

In this head-to-head guide, we'll focus on the 2019 Kia Forte S, which starts at $20,290 MSRP, and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL, starting at $19,500 MSRP. For more information about this Kia sedan, our experts have also prepared a dedicated Forte hub page. After reading about the 2019 Forte and 2019 Elantra differences, feel free to get in touch with our Kia dealership near Nixa, MO online or by calling (866) 825-9532.


These sleek and sporty sedans are each equipped with 2.0L I4 engines. While both powertrains produce identical horsepower and torque outputs, the Kia Forte gains an edge over the Elantra thanks to its superior efficiency estimates. Full specs for both engine configurations are as follows:

2019 Kia Forte S


2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL

2.0L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder

147 HP


147 HP

132 lb.-ft.


132 lb.-ft.

30 city / 40 highway

Fuel Economy

28 city / 37 highway


The spacious cabins of the Forte and Elantra aim to provide comfort in every detail. From the sleek styling to the premium cloth seating, there's plenty to love inside either of these sedans. However, the 2019 Forte provides an additional level of refinement by including the following features that aren't found in comparable Elantra models:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear shift

2019 Kia Forte Interior


Adding to the experience of the Forte and Elantra are numerous tech upgrades. Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate these modern, well-connected sedans. Our experts think you'll be more impressed by the Forte's suite of tech features, which includes:

  • UVO eServices infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen display & voice recognition
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™

2019 Kia Forte Infotainment Center


Beyond providing all of the basics, both of these sedans deliver peace of mind through several responsive safety technologies. Regardless of if you reach for the keys of the Forte or the Elantra, you'll be backed by the latest advanced safety systems. The 2019 Forte S's safety features include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist-line
  • Driver attention warning

2019 Kia Forte rear view mirror blind spot detection

Test Drive 2019 Kia Forte Models near Nixa, MO

Youngblood Kia has the 2019 Kia Forte model you've been looking for. Browse through our Forte inventory to see what's currently available at our dealership near Nixa, MO. Once you've found your favorite sedan, schedule a test drive with our easy-to-use online form. To speak directly with a Youngblood representative, call (866) 825-9532.

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