Compact cars are always welcome on the roads, driveways and parking lots of America, as they get nice fuel economy and fit into tight spaces due to their small size. So if you're interested in one of these money-saving and nice-handling cars, then you can't do better than seeing three of them compared to each other, the 2017 Kia Forte, 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Chevy Cruze. Please note that we are only looking at performance and other specs of the sedan versions for these compacts, and not their hatchback variations.
One of the first things that stands out for any particular vehicle is fuel economy, and the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Chevy Cruze both have nice fuel savings with 32 combined MPG, while the 2017 Ford Focus is a distant third with 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway. If it's performance you're interested in, the 2017 Chevy Cruze checks in with a measly top horsepower of 153, while the 2017 Forte rides its new powertrain to a nice victory with 164 HP in its top trim level, with the 2017 Ford Focus trailing behind with 160 HP. Speaking of the 2017 Forte's top trim level, if you opt for its EX trim, you will have heated front seats, optional ventilated front seats and optional Autonomous Emergency Braking available. The 2017 Forte's all-new S trim also has available Autonomous Emergency Braking and heated front seats.
|2017 Kia Forte||Vs.||2017 Chevy Cruze||2017 Ford Focus|
|29, 38||Base MPG||28, 39||25, 34|
|96.2||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||94||90|
|Yes (for S and EX trims)||Autonomous Emergency Braking Available?||No||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper||3 years or 36,000 miles||3 years or 36,000 miles|
The 2017 Focus and 2017 Cruze don't have nearly the package the Forte presents, with neither providing the intuitive braking system (Autonomous Emergency Braking) that pumps the brakes if someone or something pops out in front of you suddenly, and they don't have the breadth of climate control on the inside, either. Only the 2017 Kia Forte keeps you this safe, and with the ability to both cool you down or heat you up, depending on the weather. And if you're looking for a compact with nice room for passengers, the 2017 Forte has more elbow and leg room with its 96.2 cubic feet in the inside, while the 2017 Cruze has 94 cubic feet and the 2017 Focus has a scant 90 cubic feet.
When you are compact car-shopping, you want a vehicle that saves you money with its fuel economy, while still providing adequate performance and room for five passengers – the 2017 Forte is tops in this trio with more room, power and fuel savings, as well as nice technology like available UVO3 eServices, which syncs you up with streaming music, navigation directions, and more. If it's the 2017 Forte you crave, we look forward to your visit at Boucher Kia of Racine, located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.