Compare 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 90.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.0 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 36.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
99J NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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