2019 Kia Forte vs 2018 Ford Focus
Turning attention to a compact vehicle is something Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap motorists may do when looking for a new vehicle. After all, a compact car can be the just-right fit for the daily commute, a weekend adventure, and even the perfect first car post-graduation.
Two available Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap compact cars are the Kia Forte and Ford Focus. That’s why Jim Sipala’s Kia of Coatesville is taking the time to compare the 2019 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Ford Focus, to ensure you have the right car for life in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark.
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Kia Forte vs Ford Focus Performance and Fuel Economy
When considering a compact car, your mind may immediately turn to performance and fuel economy. While you may be considering a smaller car, you don’t want to sacrifice performance. You also want to ensure the best possible fuel economy.
Both the Kia Forte and Ford Focus are equipped with powerful base engines and manual transmissions standard. The Kia Forte is capable of delivering an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city/37 MPG highway1 with the base engine and its manual transmission, which exceeds the Ford Focus in the fuel economy department. The Focus comes up a bit shy of the Forte, at 25 MPG city/34 MPG highway.
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Kia Forte vs Ford Focus Interior Amenities
The most noticeable interior feature of the 2019 Kia Forte is clearly the 8-inch touchscreen display. This large touchscreen gives you easy access to various vehicle features and amenities. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ come standard with the Kia Forte, too. All you need to do is plug your smartphone into the USB port, and your phone features will populate on the touchscreen.
The Ford SYNC® system is the standard offering in the Focus. While you’ll have access to a display screen, it’s merely a 4.2-inch offering. You’ll have to upgrade to a higher Focus trim level to gain access to the larger touchscreen.
In its best effort to shed the compact car label, the Kia Forte has a passenger volume of 96 cu. ft., while the Focus measures in at a mere 90 cu. ft. You’ll also have more trunk space with the Kia Forte when compared to the Focus sedan, and that means you’ll have room for those extra grocery bags or latest find from the mall.
Kia vs Ford Warranty
When you drive a Kia, you’re covered. That’s thanks to the 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. This program consists of a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, along with a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
The comparable powertrain warranty in the Ford Focus lasts just five years or 60,000 miles, whichever milestone is hit first. Meanwhile, the limited basic warranty lasts just three years or 36,000 miles. When comparing warranties, the Kia Forte is your best bet when it comes to protecting you for the long haul.
2019 Kia Forte vs 2018 Ford Focus: The Verdict
Comparing compact cars in Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap? At Kia of Coatesville, we’ve done some of the work for you, by diving deep into the 2019 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Ford Focus debate.
Ready to schedule your test drive here at our dealership? With its more fuel-efficient engine, capable tech, and standout warranty, the Kia Forte is head and shoulders above the competition in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark, including the Ford Focus.
1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.