Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Ford Focus
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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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
$18,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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. 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 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.1
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.9
Brakes
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2844
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 154 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.80
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 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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