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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $14,574 $15,520
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $16,916 $18,265
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Trim

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 SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,574
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,520
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$233 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Focus is a solid choice if you're looking for a roomy car that rides 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
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 97.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in) 29.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 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) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 14
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2623 2751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
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 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.96
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 4.19
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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.) w/Stabilizer bars MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
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