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2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Kia Forte

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
2016 Kia Forte
2016 Ford Focus
          The 2016 Ford Focus: plenty of style and more than enough attitude.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Focus has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.
Why did KBB.com name the 2016 Ford Focus ST the Best Sporty Compact Car in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards? Because it offers "good times without the financial guilt," and it's "an exciting car without breaking the bank." We couldn't agree more2.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 more MPGs between the 2016 Ford Focus3 and the 2016 Kia Forte4 in the city and the 3 more MPGs on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas5.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Forte286EPA Estimated City MPG264423EPA Estimated Highway MPG394

Features

While they're not as popular in more mild areas, in frigid climates many drivers find heated seats, a standard feature on the 2016 Ford Focus7, quite necessary. If you want heated seats on the 2016 Kia Forte8, though, you'll have to pay extra for them.
Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2016 Ford Focus9, the answer is yes. On the 2016 Kia Forte, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2016 Ford Focus7, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2016 Kia Forte8.
A match made in heaven: warm in one zone, cool in another, giving each occupant control over their own climatic comfort. On the 2016 Ford Focus7, multi-zone climate control comes standard... but not on the 2016 Kia Forte8.
Move forward, back, up, or down with the touch of a button, using the Power Adjustable Seats that come standard on the 2016 Ford Focus7. Power Adjustable Seats aren't standard on the 2016 Kia Forte8, so be prepared to either pay more, or use that awkward bar under the seat.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Ford Focus7. Want it on the 2016 Kia Forte? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Focus3, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Kia Forte, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Fortestandard7Heated Front Seatsoptional8standard10HID Headlightsstandard7Leather Seatingoptional8standard7Multi-Zone Climate Controloptional8standard7Power Adjustable Seatsoptional8standard7Premium Sound Systemstandard3Rear Parking Aid

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2016 Ford Focus9, with 19 more horses in braking power per ton than 2016 Kia Forte11, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Focus9, boasting 177 more horses and 34 more horses per ton than the 2016 Kia Forte8.
The 2016 Ford Focus's9 increased torque - 35010 lb.-ft. vs. 1548 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Forte1559Braking Power Per Ton1361135010Horsepower17381569Horsepower Per Ton122835010Torque1548

Safety

The 2016 Ford Focus's7 optional active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, providing a little more peace of mind. Want that extra security on the Forte? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't even an option on the 2016 Kia Forte.
If you're driving a 2016 Ford Focus7, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2016 Kia Forte, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
According to the NHTSA, the 2016 Ford Focus's standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2016 Kia Forte12.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Forteoptional7Blind Spot Monitoring Systemoptional7Lane Departure Warning System

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Ford Focus's3 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2016 Kia Forte.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Fortehas3Turbocharged

Usability

Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2016 Kia Forte11, the 2016 Ford Focus13 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Kia Forte3813Rear Head Room37113813Rear Leg Room3711
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-sporty-compact-car/

3 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn SE

4 - 2016 Kia Forte 4dr Sdn Auto LX

5 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

6 - 2016 Ford Focus 5dr HB SE

7 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn Titanium

8 - 2016 Kia Forte 4dr Sdn Auto EX

9 - 2016 Ford Focus 5dr HB ST

10 - 2016 Ford Focus 5dr HB RS

11 - 2016 Kia Forte 4dr Sdn Man LX

12 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

13 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn S