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2024 Hyundai Elantra vs 2024 Kia Forte in Columbia SC

2024 Hyundai Elantra Overview

In the war of affordable compact sedans, the 2024 Hyundai Elantra and 2024 Kia Forte matchup is an interesting one. While the Elantra is a confident, elegant, and very reliable sedan, the Forte puts all its efforts into sporty exterior design. Both have their advantages, but we believe you'll agree that it's the Elantra that comes out on top in our Stivers Hyundai comparison review. Hyundai adds more safety features to the model this year and dresses up its exterior with more modern design. It might have debuted in 1990, but the Hyundai Elantra never struggles to stay ahead of the competition.

Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Elantra's Overview
Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Elantra's Exterior

Exterior - Hyundai Dealer Serving Columbia SC

Despite the Forte's GT trims, the 2024 Elantra might be considered the sportier and more well-designed of the two models. You'll notice a signature hood-line on the Elantra that gives it a luxury car appearance throughout its three trim lineup. A 2024 Kia Forte has a much shorter and less developed hood. Both have similar coupe roof-lines, but when it comes to striking appearances, anyone could reasonably argue that the Elantra is the more handsome sedan. It comes with up to 17-inch wheels, boasts dual LED projector headlamps, and gets two blacked out grilles and one Dark Chrome grille (Limited trim). You can see the new Elantra at Stivers Hyundai if you'd like to explore more about its exterior. It's a model that looks even better in person than it does online.

Interior - 2024 Hyundai Elantra in Columbia SC

Hyundai SmartSense and Kia Safety Sense are both award-winning driver-assist platforms. It's one reason that both sedans are so popular. SmartSense delivers far more standard safety features than you'll find on early 2024 Kia Forte trims. Even the SE Elantra boasts Driver Attention Warning, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, and Blind-Spot Warning. You won't find those features on the LX Forte. Advanced features are also extremely important to the Elantra's overall safety. It comes with a Blind-Spot view monitor that constantly broadcasts the model's blind spot views to the driver at all times. Having the ability to guard your blind spots without taking your eyes off the road is extremely important to safety. Along with these advanced features, there's everything a person needs to stay safe: Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Junction turning, and Cyclist detection.

Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Elantra's Interior
Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Elantra's Mechanical

Hyundai Elantra Mechanical specs

The 2024 Elantra's 147-horsepower engine with 132 lb-ft of torque is known as one of the most efficient in its class. Thanks to special aerodynamic design and powertrain technology, you can count on the Elantra to get more out of its fuel. The Elantra's base model is the most efficient at all, with 32 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and a combined 36 mpg. The less efficient 2024 Kia Forte gets only 30 mpg in the city and a combined 34 mpg overall. While it's fair to point out that both have 41 mpg ratings on the highway and are very efficient, it's the Elantra that comes out on top for its devotion to efficiency.

Winner: 2024 Hyundai Elantra

In our 2024 Hyundai Elantra vs 2024 Kia Forte comparison review, you've probably noticed that both models have some similarities. They both get 147-horsepower performance throughout much of their trim lineup, and they both have great safety features and design. However, as you've seen, the Elantra wins out over the Forte again. The new Elantra's design offers three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited. Each one delivers efficient performance and stunning good looks for people shopping at this price range. A fully loaded 2024 Elantra will offer up 17-inch wheels, a dark chrome grille, H-Tex leather-trimmed seats, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display. It's the most advanced Elantra in history and one that's worth test driving at Stivers Hyundai.

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We hope you've learned valuable information about both the 2024 Hyundai Elantra and 2024 Kia Telluride. If you're interested in sampling what the 2024 Elantra has to offer, we give free test drives of any Elantra trim at our Columbia dealership. Just call or write to us.

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