Compare 2015 Ford Focus vs 2015 Kia Forte

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,183 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,215 $18,460
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $21,607 $23,170
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,960
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,726 $24,370
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,073 $23,670
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 36 $18,432 $19,390
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,785 $17,490
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,587 $15,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $18,751 $19,690
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,647 $21,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,707 $20,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,653 $19,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,368 $21,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,698 $18,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,428 $20,590

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,183
$18,432

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,170
$19,390

Monthly Payment Estimate

$286 / month
$323 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Ford Focus lineup gets a clean new look for 2015, as well as a high-mileage three-cylinder engine option and revamped cabin comforts. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, it remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. Reasonably well-rounded performance and attractive looks inside and out give the Forte lots of curb appeal, but disappointing safety scores and a lack of comfort mean that it isn't quite the high achiever that the larger Optima has been.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.7 96.2

Front Hip Room (in)

53.9 53.8

Second Leg Room (in)

33.2 35.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 39.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

52.7 53.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 56.1

Second Head Room (in)

38 37.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 54.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 61.7

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.8 70.1

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 61.1

Length, Overall (in)

178.5 179.5

Height, Overall (in)

57.7 56.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.2 14.9

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

9 10.3

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9 NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.9 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

- Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 13.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2935 2844

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

590 600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 90

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

146 @ 4450 154 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

992-1 NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

160 @ 6500 173 @ 6500

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 25

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.42 4.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.07 3.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.80

Trans Type

5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.80 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.64

Trans Order Code

44Z NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Focus Kia Forte

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 6.1

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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