Compare 2010 Ford Focus vs 2010 Kia Forte vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2010 Ford Focus
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2010 Kia Forte
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2009 Toyota Corolla
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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
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,387
$13,430
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,290
$13,695
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$228 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
7.8
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. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.7 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 96.8 92.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.0 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 61.3 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 178.3 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 57.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 69.9 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.7 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2672 2707 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 144 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99N - TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 156 @ 6200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD - EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.19 1.31
Trans Type
5 5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.70 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.19 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.91 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - 0.79
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.7 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD - 8

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