Ford is the "800-pound gorilla" of automakers, with plenty of popular models with high name recognition across the board. But what if you looked past the noise, dug a little, and found a vehicle that was superior to the Ford in the same class, and at a much lower price? That's a good deal, for sure. And that is precisely what we have in our comparison of the 2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Ford Focus.
Let's start from the outside of these two compacts: The 2016 Focus has a broad, almost-SUV look, with a boxy, flat look in front. It makes the Focus look gigantic; that’s not what you want in a compact, you want sleekness. Now to inspect the 2016 Kia Forte, and you have what a compact car can and should look like, with a lean and lithe appearance that runs from expressive "tiger nose" front grille to low roofline to elegant rear accents. When you compare the prices of the two, with the 2016 Forte's $13,470 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, compared to the competition's prices that start around $15,000, then the better compact definitely comes into sharper focus.
Read more about the features, specs of the Kia Forte
|2016 Kia Forte||Vs.||2016 Ford Focus|
|$13,470 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$14,995 (The Competition)|
|26, 39||MPG (city, highway)||26, 36|
|145 / 173||Base HP / Top HP||123 / 160|
|96.2||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||90|
|34.8||Turning Circle (feet)||36|
|10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper|