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2008 Ford Focus

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan SE Angular Rear Exterior View 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$14,395
$15,350
Invoice $13,569 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
24/35 22/35
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Improved overall refinement
  • Improved interior design
  • Quiet ride
  • Available SYNC with voice commands

Dislikes:

  • New body lacks style
  • Less sporty suspension
  • No dedicated performance models

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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