Comparison - Ford Focus Titanium 2018 - vs - Kia Forte EX 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
24,270
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.40gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Metallic
#5D80A9
Magnetic
#676657
Lightning Blue
#26488E
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
Hot Pepper Red
#E04329
Outrageous Green
#93A70A
Shadow Black
#0D0D0D
White Platinum
#ECECEC
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
White Gold
#CABB85

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks.

Pros
Sweet ST, schizo RS
High-economy 3-cylinder
Ride quality on non-performance models
Attractive sheet metal
Lots of high-end options

Cons
Convoluted dash
Tiny audio controls on base models
Lots of tire noise
Costs more than some good rivals
Light on safety tech

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Ford Focus ranked #4 in Compact Cars. Currently the Ford Focus has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 89 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile and fun to drive
Two potent turbocharged engines available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Cramped rear seat

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Focus is a well-rounded and competent small car. It's available in a variety of flavors, including a no-frills commuter machine, a high-performance hatchback and, yes, even as an EV..The Ford Focus is essentially unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Rides comfortably over bumps
Sporty steering and handling around turns
Interior stays quiet at highway speeds
Lots of upscale and high-tech options

CONS
Advanced driver safety aids available on top Titanium trim only
Underwhelming acceleration, particularly from the 1.0-liter engine.
Tight back seat for adults

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
160hp
at 6 500rpm
164hp
at 6 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.70in
179.50in
Width: 
71.80in
70.10in
Height: 
57.80in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
104.30in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
53.80in
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
37.30
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
33.20in
35.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.20cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
2908.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
355 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 300A
Titanium Technology Package
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Navigation System W/SiriusXM Traffic And Travel Link
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats