Compare 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Kia Forte

2017 Ford Focus
2017 Kia Forte
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Electric Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric Hatch N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Focus RS Hatch 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Focus SEL Hatch 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Focus SEL Sedan 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Focus Titanium Hatch 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Focus Titanium Sedan 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX Automatic 25 33 $20,130 $21,300
Forte LX Automatic 29 38 $16,932 $17,600
Forte S Automatic 29 38 $18,318 $19,300
Forte5 SX DCT 25 30 $22,422 $23,800
Forte5 SX Manual 23 29 $24,426 $26,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$20,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$21,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Focus has great road manners and scorching high-performance editions, but it's compromised by a small back seat. The Kia Forte looks more handsome and finely detailed for 2017, as well as even better-equipped for the money, although its tight packaging and lackluster safety scores will likely remain concerns.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
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 Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2844
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 164 @ 6200
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 -
Battery Range (mi)
100 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.06
Trans Type
1 6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.83
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.73
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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