Compare 2018 Ford Focus vs 2019 Kia Forte

2018 Ford Focus
2019 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 26 $39,270 $41,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $17,323 $17,950
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $19,615 $20,540
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $18,378 $19,245
Focus SEL Hatch 24 34 $21,077 $22,070
Focus SEL Sedan 24 34 $20,886 $21,870
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $24,038 $25,170
Focus Titanium Hatch 24 34 $23,369 $24,470
Focus Titanium Sedan 24 34 $23,178 $24,270
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte LXS IVT 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
Forte S IVT 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks. The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
33.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2903
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 147
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 -
Fuel System
- MPI
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 -
Battery Range (mi)
115 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34
Transmission
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Kia Forte
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.2
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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