Compare 2011 Ford Focus vs 2011 Hyundai Elantra vs 2011 Kia Forte

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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,724
$16,629
$16,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,640
$17,195
$17,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$287 / month
$290 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. 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 28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 52.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.9 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 95.6 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.8 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.6 43.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.5 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 61.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 178.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 69.9 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.8 14.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 12.8 13.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 NA 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8 33.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2672 2701 (est) 2791
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.2 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 131 @ 4700 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99N NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 148 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.83 1.80
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.44 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.73 2.63
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 NA 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.39 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.40 4.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7 6.3
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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