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2014 Kia Forte

2014 Ford Focus

  2014 Kia Forte 2014 Ford Focus
MSRP
$15,900
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$16,810
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Invoice $15,599 $15,843
MPG
City/Highway
21/37 23/37
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. Read Full Review Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • One of the best-looking compact cars
  • A well-finished, smartly laid out interior
  • Better road manners
  • Smoother drivetrain (2.0)
  • New UVO points to the future

Dislikes:

  • Front seats need more support
  • Back seat head room is slim
  • Three-mode steering is more for show
  • Acceleration is moderate
  • Safety ratings are lower than expected

Likes:

  • Precise steering, deft handling
  • Composed, refined ride
  • Focus ST is a hoot
  • Extroverted styling
  • MyFord Touch is a standout in this class

Dislikes:

  • Space-robbing dash design
  • Cluttered base audio controls
  • Pricer than other compacts
  • Road noise
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