|2016 Ford Focus||2016 Kia Forte|
|26 MPG||City Fuel Economy||
|160 @ 6500 RPM||Horsepower||145 @ 6500 RPM|
|146 @ 4450 RPM||Torque||130 @ 4700 RPM|
|1.8L, I-4||Engine||1.8L, I-4|
2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Kia Forte
When it comes to compact vehicles, there are none more popular than the Ford Focus. If someone asked you to think of a typical family-size compact, it's a safe bet to say that the Ford Focus would most likely come to mind. Not only is this car very easy on the eyes, it's also boasts a wide-variety of customization options, everything from the high-performance Ford Focus RS model to budget models, and fuel-efficient plug-in models and everything in between. The new version of the Ford Focus that has been released for the new 2016 model year is by far the most advanced and progressive version of this popular compact to ever roll onto the lot here at Matt Ford.
There is a reason why the Ford Focus is the best-selling nameplate in the world, it’s simply better than anything else on the market in this category. However, the compact car segment is not short on competition. There is a long list of worthy competitors that challenge the Ford Focus each and every year for market share in this highly competitive category. One of the biggest competitors to the Focus is Kia’s Forte model. Therefore, we have decided to match up the 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Kia Forte in order to find out which vehicle is best in the new model year. We are very confident that anyone who takes part in this comparison will clearly see the ways that the Ford Focus is superior to the competition in this segment.
2016 Ford Focus: Classy Compact
When you compare the Ford Focus with the Kia Forte, there are some obvious ways that the Focus is superior. The Ford Focus is able to clearly outpace the Kia Forte with its performance characteristics. The standard 1.8-liter, I-4 engine on the Ford Focus is able to produce a surprisingly athletic 160 horsepower with 146 pound-feet of torque. That is more than enough power to get you where you need to go in a hurry. On the other hand, the 1.8-liter powertrain that comes equipped on the 2016 Kia Forte is very underpowered in comparison to the Ford Focus. The 2016 Kia Forte is only able to produce 145 horsepower with 130 pound-feet of torque.
Consumers looking for a vehicle in the compact car segment are typically very concerned with fuel economy numbers. Unfortunately, in most cases you have to sacrifice performance to get a good fuel economy rating. However, that is simply not the case with the new 2016 Ford Focus. The Ford Focus boasts a better city fuel economy rating than the Kia Forte, and still offers significantly better performance. Therefore, you can truly have the best of both worlds with the new 2016 Ford Focus.
Feel free visit us at Matt Ford if you are interested in learning more about the new 2016 Ford Focus. We would be glad to answer any of your questions and even set you up with a test drive so that you can experience the vehicle for yourself.