2023 Kia Forte vs. 2023 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Hyundia Elantra
2023 Kia Forte


2023 Hyundai Elantra


2.0L 4-cylinder engine


2.0L 4-cylinder engine
15.3 cubic feet

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

14.2 cubic feet

Available Colors



147 hp


147 hp

What’s the difference between the 2023 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra? And more importantly, which is the right model for you? While both sedans are affordable and versatile, the Kia Forte has a few notable advantages for Chino drivers. You’ll find the same performance specs and seating capacity, yet the Forte is much more budget-friendly with more cargo room and customization options. Research the Forte and Elantra, and take a test drive in Pomona today!



Forte vs. Elantra: Price

The Forte and Elantra have similar base price points, but the Kia Forte is easier on the wallet at just $19,490 MSRP – over $1,000 less than the base Elantra price point. Additionally, the Kia Forte has nearly twice as many trim options, from entry-level offerings to the sporty GT trims. Take a look at the differences below:

2023 Kia Forte:

  • LX: $19,490 MSRP
  • LXS: $19,990 MSRP
  • GT-Line: $21,690 MSRP
  • GT: $24,190 MSRP
  • GT Manual: $24,890 MSRP

2023 Hyundai Elantra:

  • SE: $20,500 MSRP
  • SEL: $21,750 MSRP
  • Limited: $26,350 MSRP

Forte vs. Elantra: Color Options

Not only will you have far more trim levels to explore in the Kia Forte lineup, but you’ll also enjoy extra exterior color options. The Forte is available in nine gorgeous shades, while the Elantra is only available in six. So whether you’re interested in the eye-popping Fire Orange or the sophisticated Steel Gray, it’s easy to find stylish options to stand out on the Covina roads.

Forte vs. Elantra: Performance

The Hyundai Elantra fetches the higher price point, so you might expect it to pull more power on the Ontario roads. However, you might be surprised to find that both models offer nearly identical specs. Both are equipped with a 2.0L I-4 gasoline engine delivering 147 horsepower. So for many savvy drivers, it just makes sense to save the money and choose the Forte.

Find Your Next Car at Pomona Kia

After reading our 2023 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison, have you found your favorite? We think that the Kia Forte is a fantastic choice for any driver, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Contact us with questions about the Kia lineup or stop by Pomona to check out our new Kia Forte inventory today! You can even apply for financing or reserve your car to save extra time at the dealership.


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