Compare 2010 Ford Focus vs 2010 Kia Forte

2010 Ford Focus
2010 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,387
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,290
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you've got around $15,000 to spend, the 2010 Ford Focus is a great choice, especially if you are prioritizing safety or comfort. The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2672 2707
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99N - TBD -
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.19
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.96
Trans Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -

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