Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Honda Civic
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2016 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
Focus 5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
Focus 5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
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2-Door CVT EX-L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 31 41 $21,761 $23,425
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-T 31 41 $20,720 $22,300
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 41 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX-P 30 41 $19,377 $20,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT Touring 31 41 $24,261 $26,125
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 38 $17,711 $19,050
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX 31 41 $19,553 $21,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $20,479 $22,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Navi 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T 31 42 $20,627 $22,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $21,553 $23,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX 31 41 $18,072 $19,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $18,998 $20,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT Touring 31 42 $24,608 $26,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 27 40 $17,331 $18,640
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 35 $18,993 $19,990
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,991 $17,700
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,684 $15,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $19,367 $20,390
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic LX 25 33 $17,359 $18,090
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,740 $21,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,811 $20,990
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,895 $19,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,461 $21,690
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,521 $20,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,622
$21,761
$18,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$23,425
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$390 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label. There's a lot of curb appeal in the 2016 Kia Forte, although lackluster safety scores and cabin-comfort shortcomings keep it from being another Kia high-achiever.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 31 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 41 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 34.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 88.6 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.1 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.9 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 36.5 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 48.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.9 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 176.9 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 54.9 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.9 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.9 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.2 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.1 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2900 2844
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 90
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 162 @ 1700 154 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 174 @ 6000 173 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 31 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.65 - 0.41 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.81 3.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.80
Trans Type
5 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 1.86 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 - 2.64
Trans Order Code
44Z NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Coupe Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.0 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
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