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  • 2019 Kia Forte

    #1 in Compact Cars

  • 2019 Honda Civic

    #4 in Compact Cars

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra

    #7 in Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $18,690
    • $20,350
    • $18,950
    • Avg. Paid
    • $18,721
    • N/A
    • N/A

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.1 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.5 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Cavernous trunk volume
      • User-friendly technology
      • Plenty of rear legroom
      • Good fuel economy
      • Dynamic performance
      • High-end cabin
      • Ample cargo room
      • Great fuel economy
      • Good predicted reliability rating
      • Comfortable ride
      • Lots of tech features
      • Great fuel economy
    • Cons
      • So-so engine power
      • Slightly stiff ride quality
      • Unintuitive available touch-screen interface
      • Subpar predicted reliability rating
      • Dull driving experience
      • Cabin materials not as nice as in some rivals

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • MPG
    • 31 City / 41 Hwy
    • 30 City / 38 Hwy
    • 30 City / 40 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 106.3
    • 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 182.7
    • 182.7
    • 181.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.9
    • 70.9
    • 70.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 56.5
    • 55.7
    • 56.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2707
    • 2771
    • 2844
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 96
    • 97.8
    • 95.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.8
    • 39.3
    • 40.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.2
    • 42.3
    • 42.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.1
    • 57
    • 56.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53
    • 53.7
    • 53.4
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.5
    • 37.1
    • 37.3
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.7
    • 37.4
    • 35.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.3
    • 55
    • 55.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 51.1
    • 47.3
    • 51.9
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 15.3
    • 15.1
    • 14.4
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 2.0 L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 147 @ 6200
    • 158 @ 6500
    • 147 @ 6200
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 132 @ 4500
    • 138 @ 4200
    • 132 @ 4500
    • Transmission
    • CVT w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • 35.4
    • 17.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 31
    • 30
    • 30
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 41
    • 38
    • 40
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14
    • 12.4
    • 14
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Multi-Link
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Torsion Beam
    • Multi-Link
    • Torsion Beam
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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