Compare 2010 Ford Focus vs 2010 Kia Forte

2010 Ford Focus
2010 Kia Forte
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
Focus 2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,025
$16,190
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$16,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$283 / 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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)
48.3 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2638 2740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.55
Trans Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
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)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -

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