The two South Korean giants have had the wind in their sails for a few years now, and they both offer exciting products, often better equipped than their competitors and for a lower price. In the following essay, we will compare the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Kia Forte, two compact sedans that are highly appreciated by your average Jack and Jill in the Montreal region, Laval, DDO and the West Island.
The 2018 Forte, as a sedan, offers 7 models, starting with its entry-level LX with manual transmission at the starting price of $19 640 all the way to the more equipped SX, which starts at $30 940. In addition to its sedan, it is offers an even slightly sportier hatchback. The 2018 Elantra also comes in 7 models, starting with the L model with manual transmission all the way to the Limited, at $ 28 994.
The EX and SX models of the Forte come with a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine which produces 164 horsepower at 151 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 6-speed automatic Sportmatic transmission. In the other models we find a 4-cylinder that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, combined with either the Sportmatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
The advertised ratings for the Forte are 8.0/ 6.1 L/100 km (city/ highway) and 9.3/ 6.4 L/100 km (city/ highway) for the Elantra. So, it will save you money at the pump, something worth taking into consideration, for sure. Another key criterion is obviously safety, and the 2018 Forte earned the Top Safety Pick + discerned by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
So, for safety, style, outstanding fuel economy, and a large selection of models, the 2018 Forte is the best choice. Come discover it for yourself at your Kia Spinelli dealership in Montreal, near the West Island and Laval. Check out the current Kia promotions, some of which are offered by the manufacturer, others by the dealer.
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