Compare 2013 Ford Focus vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,269
$16,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$17,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like. It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.800
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.300
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.700
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.700
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 33.900
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2907 2791
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.800
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.380
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.630
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 2.880
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.380
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.210
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.92 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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