2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Ford Focus in Springfield, MO 
Have you been considering the 2017 Kia Forte on your search for a new compact sedan? You can learn more about it with our Kia Forte review, or by comparing it to other popular compacts like the Ford Focus, which we have done below.  Read on to see which small sedan comes out on top.  For the sake of this comparison, we will compare the most popular Kia Forte trim package at our dealership, the LX sedan with an automatic transmission, with the 2017 Ford Focus S sedan with an automatic transmission.

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Efficiency

One of the most attractive aspects of compact cars, aside from their affordability, is their excellent fuel efficiency. Both the Kia Forte and Ford Focus have great ratings, but the Kia Forte not only earns better gas mileage, it also has a larger fuel tank so you can go longer between fill-ups.
2017 Kia ForteModel2017 Ford Focus
2.0L I4Engine2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automaticTransmission6-speed automated manual
29 MPGCity Fuel Economy26 MPG
38 MPGHighway Fuel Economy36 MPG
13.2 gal.Fuel Capacity12.4 gal.

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Ford Focus Interior Comparisons in Springfield, MO 

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Interior Comfort and Design

The 2017 Kia Forte and Ford Focus provide all the basic necessities and modern comforts you need from the vehicle you will drive everyday. Air conditioning, power locks, and power windows come standard. The driver's seat and steering wheel are adjustable in both models so that drivers can easily find a comfortable position. However, the cabins of the Forte and Focus are not interchangeable. The Kia Forte has more interior volume than the Ford Focus, and that extra space is distributed exactly where it needs to be: namely, in front headroom, rear legroom, and the trunk space. In the Ford Focus, only the front windows are power-operated while all four are in the Kia Forte. Additionally, the Kia Forte has an available touchscreen audio display with backup camera that is slightly larger than the non-touch LCD display in the Ford Focus.

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Safety and Reliability

Everyone wants to purchase a car that will keep them safe and serve them well for years without experiencing problems. That's why it's important to research the warranty offered for the brand, as well as any awards the model earned, especially for reliability and safety. The 2017 Kia Forte is J.D. Power's "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality". Additionally, both the newest Forte and Focus earned Five Stars overall in NHTSA crash safety tests, but only the Kia Forte earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. And as you can see from the table below, Kia's warranty on all new models vastly exceeds that offered by Ford.
2017 Kia ForteModel2017 Ford Focus
5-years/60,000-milesBasic Warranty3-years/36,000-miles
10-years/100,000-milesDrivetrain Warranty5-years/60,000-miles

Test Drive the 2017 Kia Forte in Springfield, MO

There is a strong case for the 2017 Kia Forte over the 2017 Ford Focus. As we've seen, it's more efficient, more comfortable, safer, and more reliable. So all that's left is to check out the new Kia Forte in person by scheduling a test-drive at Youngblood Kia. Just fill out our appointment form with your contact information, and we'll reach out to set up a date and time that works for you.
2017 Kia Forte Exterior in Springfield, MO 

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