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Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra
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Kia Forte
2021 Kia Forte
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2020 Kia Rio
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 33 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
120 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
112 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
2,707 lbs
2,767 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
31 MPG
36 MPG
City
N/A
27 MPG
33 MPG
Highway
N/A
37 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
5.8 Tons/yr
4.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
14 gallons
11.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
378 miles
392.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
518 miles
487.9 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.1 in
182.7 in
172.6 in
Height
55.7 in
56.5 in
57.1 in
Max Width
71.9 in
70.9 in
67.9 in
Front Width
N/A
61.5 in
59.8 in
Rear Width
N/A
61.9 in
60 in
Wheelbase
107.1 in
106.3 in
101.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
5.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
N/A
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
N/A
42.2 in
42.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
N/A
38.8 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
56.1 in
54.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
53 in
52.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
N/A
35.7 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
N/A
37.5 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
55.3 in
53.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
51.1 in
52.4 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
15.3 ft³
13.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
34.8 ft
33.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
N/A
15" x 6"
15" x 5.5"
Rear Wheel Size
N/A
15" x 6"
15" x 5.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
N/A
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
N/A
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
N/A
P195/65HR15
P185/65TR15
Rear Tire
N/A
P195/65HR15
P185/65TR15
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Aurora Black
Aurora Black

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
N/A
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
N/A
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles