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2014 Ford Focus vs. 2014 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus, drivers may find the Kia Forte a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Focus is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Kia Forte, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Focus takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Ford Focus has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Kia Forte. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Kia Forte, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Focus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $16,810 - $23,565
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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 26 - 27 24 - 25
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,843 - $21,975 $15,599 - $18,528

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