When comparing the 2018 Kia Forte's and the 2018 Ford Focus's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Kia Forte has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The 2018 Ford Focus has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars and base engine power. The 2018 Kia Forte and 2018 Ford Focus have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Kia Forte's and the 2018 Ford Focus's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Ford Focus is a better car than the 2018 Kia Forte.
2018 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Ford Focus Pricing
A used 2018 Kia Forte ranges from $10,493 to $18,997 while a used 2018 Ford Focus is priced between $8,999 to $17,998.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Kia Forte’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2018 Ford Focus base engine makes 160 horsepower. Both the Forte and the Focus are rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 449 and 422 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2018 Kia Forte has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2018 Ford Focus has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2018 Kia Forte has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.