Compact cars serve a valuable purpose that can suit your needs no matter which stage of life you're in. Whether you're a young driver who wants a fun, fuel-efficient car or you're a seasoned driver who likes responsive handling and a nice turning radius, a compact can do a lot. And it's in this vehicle class we'll stay with a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Ford Focus. While the 2017 Focus also has hatchback model options, we’re focusing on (pardon the pun) the sedan versions of the Focus only, to make this an "apples to apples" comparison with the 2017 Forte.
The 2017 Kia Forte is redesigned for the new model year, and shares some design elements with the 2016 Kia Optima, making it a car that dazzles with Euro-sport style and elegance. But don't forget the fun side of the Kia Forte, with its playful "tiger nose" front grille, and technology like the available Kia-exclusive UVO3 eServices, which syncs you up with streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, and voice-command navigation, among other features. In stark contrast to the vigorous and youthful look of the 2017 Forte, the 2017 Focus has the stoic bearing of a classic automaker, and also lacks the spaciousness on the inside that the Forte has, with its 96.2 cubic feet of passenger room to the Focus' 90 cubic feet.
|2017 Kia Forte||Vs.||2017 Ford Focus|
|$10,920 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$15,128 (The Competition)|
|29, 38||Base MPG (city, hwy)||26, 38|
|96.2||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||90|
|Yes||Available Ventilated Front Seats?||No|
|10-yr/100k-miles limited powertrain; 5-yr/60k-miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain; 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
You can find a 2017 Kia Forte at Friendly Kia for around $11,000 with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Ford Focus starts at around $15,000 at competing lots. Besides that superior savings that we can offer you at Friendly Kia, all Kia models come with the industry's leading warranty coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage, and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage. On the other hand, the 2017 Focus has a shorter period where parts are covered, with 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain, and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper.
In addition to the edge the 2017 Kia Forte provides in starting price and features, it also has better gas mileage, with a starting fuel efficiency of 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, a jump up from the 2017 Focus' base MPG of 26 city, 38 highway. Enjoy all of the aforementioned advantages, as well as next-level options like available Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist, plus available voice-activated navigation, with a 2017 Kia Forte at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Forte for a test drive and fall in love today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.