2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Ford Focus

When you’re looking for a smaller, affordable car that can also provide you with outstanding gas mileage, you don’t always have too many options to look at. Thankfully, the 2016 Kia Forte and Ford Focus both get great fuel efficiency, and won’t cost you too much either. But how else are they similar or different? Take a look at how the 2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Ford Focus matchup plays out.

Both the 2016 Kia Forte and Ford Focus come in at roughly the same fuel efficiency rating, though the Forte does win ever so slightly with its 37 MPG highway efficiency. Price also plays a big role in both of these cars -- as they’re out there as affordable options from each brand. However, the 2016 Kia Forte rings in at around $1,500 less than the Focus’ price.

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2016 Kia Forte differences between the 2016 kia forte and ford focus 2016 Ford Focus
$15,990 MSRP $17,225
1.8L I-4 Base Engine 2.0L I-4
25 City/37 Highway MPG 26 City/36 Highway
UVO eServices Infotainment System SYNC

Differences between the 2016 Kia Forte and 2016 Ford Focus

While the 2016 Kia Forte and Ford Focus are roughly the same size, the Kia Forte is definitely more roomy on the inside for both passenger and cargo area. The Forte comes with 96 cu.ft. of total passenger volume, while the Focus can only offer 91 cu.ft. Likewise, the Forte offers an additional 1.7 cu.ft. of luggage area. The Kia Forte uses this space well, with its standard audio system with SirusXM Satellite Radio capabilities.

You can also upgrade to the UVO eServices infotainment system to help control your entertainment and info options in your Forte. For instance, you can find directions using Google Maps, and then send them to your car’s touch screen. The Kia Forte has plenty of other premium options that really help set it apart from other midsize sedans. Leather seats provide that extra air of luxury along with comfort, and the available dual-zone automatic temperature control feature means not having to fight over the settings to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Both the Kia Forte and Ford Focus offer great efficiency for a reduced price, but we think the Forte really pulls ahead when you compare the 2016 Kia FOrte vs 2016 Ford Focus. Interested in seeing if the Kia Forte is the right car for you? Stop by Carolina Kia of High Point and take one for a test drive!

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