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Hyundai Accent, Elantra and KIA Forte with K&N Cabin Air Filters Keep Quality Interiors

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Hyundai Elantra gets the K&N VF2037 cabin air filter

The Hyundai Accent and Elantra plus the Kia Forte have the same rectangular cabin air filter situated behind the glove compartment, which can be replaced by the K&N VF2037 in six simple steps.

Around the globe, buyers still search for that Holy Grail of automotive value: the affordable, reliable, efficient transporter that has some reasonable combination of utility and style. South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai, aspires to fulfill that search and become a true world-car builder with its Accent, Elantra, and Forte. So far, the matchup has been successful as it has become the fourth-largest auto manufacturer in the world and its Accent is presently the third-best selling subcompact in the United States. The budget-leader Accent is also assembled and available in countries including but not limited to Mexico, Egypt, Australia, Ukraine, China, Turkey, and India.

K&N VF2037 cabin air filter for the Hyundai Elantra, Accent and KIA Forte

K&N replacement cabin air filters help preserve fine-tuned dual climate control systems by trapping particles, pathogens and pollen.

The Elantra, a 2012 car of the year winner in the U.S. and South Africa, is now in its sixth generation, and still attractive in the small sedan segment, especially with the addition of the Value Edition trim level. Included are all features of the Standard and Popular Equipment packages (touchscreen display, rearview camera, satellite radio, height-adjustable driver seat, air conditioning, cruise control) plus sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, and heated front seats.

The sporty Kia Forte and Forte Koup are also world-car aspirants and available from Costa Rica to Australia and Brazil to Malaysia. Kia's current tagline for this model is "Loved by those who love technology." and the car is indeed outfitted with the latest in comfort and safety gear, including optional HID headlights, navigation system with HD Radio, heated steering wheel, power lumbar back support seats, sunroof, heated front seats and ventilated driver’s seat, leather-trimmed seating, SmartKey with push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

99-6000 cabin filter cleaning care kit

Using K&N's 90-6000 cabin filter cleaning care kit will extend the life of the filter: just spray, rinse, dry and re-spray. The job takes about 30 minutes.

Hyundai's fluid design and long lists of creature comforts combine to be named most appealing in research and surveys and ranks high in initial quality surveys. Owners get the value they seek, with lots of standard and optional features, in cabins with well-engineered controls and comfortable seating, plus useable trunk and cargo space. Because many say they need to keep a car for more than five years, they help these vehicles fulfill that requirement by replacing the cabin air filter regularly.

Also called an air conditioning filter or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) filter, these devices need free-flowing air to ensure optimal performance, in both protecting the climate control system and the lungs of cabin occupants. They trap dust and dirt particles, and help capture mold, mildew, fungus, spores, bacteria, pollen, and allergens.

Standard among 2007-2011 Accent, 2007-2016 Elantra, and the 2015-2016 Forte and Forte Koup, is a rectangular cabin air filter, mounted behind the glovebox. They share a replacement K&N VF2037 washable, reusable cabin air filter that can be installed with no special tools and in about six steps. It is designed and engineered to fit perfectly and last for years to come.

Constructed of a special non-woven synthetic medium and supported on a flexible polyurethane frame, the VF2037 filter is sturdy enough for multiple washings. K&N provides installation instructions and offers the 99-6000 cabin filter cleaning care kit to make the process simple and efficient. After removing the VF2037, spray it with the filter cleaner, rise with clear water, let it air dry, then spray with the filter refresher to replenish its electrostatic capabilities and reinstall.

K&N's suggested service interval is every12 months or 12,000 depending on driving conditions, but it can be cleaned more frequently if desired.

Like the Accent, Elantra, and Forte, the K&N washable cabin air filter is protected by a 10-year/100,000 mile warranty. It's easy to protect your investment in these world cars: All it takes is one purchase of a K&N VF2037.

Find a K&N replacement air filter by using K&N's online Search by Vehicle tool. To purchase, please visit an authorized K&N dealer near you, who can be found using the K&N Dealer Search.

The following Hyundai and Kia vehicles can be fitted with a K&N VF2037 Replacement Cabin Air Filter:
2016 KIA FORTE5 2.0L L4
2016 KIA FORTE5 1.6L L4
2016 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.0L L4
2016 KIA FORTE KOUP 1.6L L4
2016 KIA FORTE 2.0L L4
2016 KIA FORTE 1.8L L4
2016 KIA FORTE 1.6L L4
2016 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2.0L L4
2016 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4
2016 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2015 KIA FORTE5 2.0L L4
2015 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.0L L4
2015 KIA FORTE KOUP 1.6L L4
2015 KIA FORTE 2.0L L4
2015 KIA FORTE 1.8L L4
2015 KIA FORTE 1.6L L4
2015 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2.0L L4
2015 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4
2015 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2.0L L4
2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE 2.0L L4
2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE 1.8L L4
2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4
2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 1.8L L4
2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE 1.8L L4
2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8L L4
2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.6L L4
2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4 F/I - Exc. Touring
2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.6L L4
2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4 F/I - Exc. Touring
2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.6L L4
2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4
2008 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.6L L4
2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2.0L L4

You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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