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

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
19,195
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
12.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lightning Blue
#3859AE
Bohai Bay Mint
#B7E3CD
Hot Pepper Red Metallic
#7C2A25
Outrageous Green Metallic
#89933A
Ingot Silver
#9C9A8C
Magnetic
#676657
Oxford White
#FFFFFA
Shadow Black
#151418

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2018 Ford Fiesta ranked #5 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Ford Fiesta has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 70 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Athletic handling
Quick acceleration with ST trim
Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Tight rear seats
Below-average cargo room

By: 
usnews.com

A rearview camera is now standard on all 2018 Ford Fiestas, and the standard 3.5-inch central display screen has been replaced with a 4.2-inch screen. The previously optional 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine has been eliminated from the lineup.

PROS
Sporty handling in turns
Well-appointed interior with advanced technology options
ST model's zesty performance

CONS
Ride quality and seat comfort are poor compared to rivals
Limited cargo and rear seat space

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
37.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
112ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 6 200rpm
120hp
at 6 350rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.40Feet
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: 
no
yes
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
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.50in
173.50in
Width: 
70.10in
67.80in
Height: 
56.30in
58.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
98.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
50.60in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
43.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
52.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
37.10
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
49.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.90in
31.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in
49.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
12.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2908.00lbs
2628.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Mast Antenna
USB Connection
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Sony Premium Brand Stereo System
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
8 Total Speakers
100 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
16 In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
195.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R16

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
DRUM
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
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: 
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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Equipment Group 300A
Smoker's Package (VP)
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
License Plate Bracket
Power Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Navigation W/6.5" Color Touchscreen