Compare 2011 Kia Forte vs 2011 Ford Focus

2011 Kia Forte
2011 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,700
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,995
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60TR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2729 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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