Compare 2008 Ford Focus vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Ford Focus
2008 Hyundai Elantra
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,569
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,395
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$240 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000. The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.2 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2588 2751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6250 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Control blade Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut

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