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 Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.3
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2844
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear 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
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 154 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 173 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
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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