Car Comparison: 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Kia Forte

Car shoppers seeking a responsive, sporty drive have plenty of options ahead of them, and making the right decision can be the difference between a disappointing drive and an exhilarating experience.

Two of the most popular affordable small cars are the Kia Forte and the Ford Focus. For the 2014 model year, each vehicle offers a unique driving experience with a special blend of performance, style, and handling.


2014 Ford Focus vs. 2014 Kia Forte

So which one is superior? While these vehicles are very similar in many aspects, there are a couple categories that separate the two cars.

Space: While the 2014 Ford Focus and the 2014 Kia Forte are both in the "small car" segment, that doesn't mean they have to be cramped in the interior. Kia has used every square inch to optimize the inside space, while the 2013 Focus (which is almost twin to the 2014 model) has "less cargo space than rivals" according to U.S. News.

Infotainment: This one really is a homerun for the 2014 Kia Forte. Kia has created UVO eServices, one of the most innovative and easy-to-use systems found in automotive technology today. Ford, on the other hand, is struggling with quality ratings due to the clunky and confusing MyFord Touch system, which has received sharp criticism from many publications, including Yahoo! Autos and US News.

Bottom Line: While both the 2014 Ford Focus and the 2014 Kia Forte offer zippy acceleration and responsive handling, drivers who want a little more from their cars in infotainment and spaciousness should at least test drive a 2014 Kia Forte.

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If you want a great car that offers sporty driving with a comfortable, functional interior, you should take a free test drive in a Kia Forte, or any of our fine Kia vehicles.