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2009 Ford Focus

2008 Hyundai Elantra

  2009 Ford Focus SE 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS
MSRP
$15,520
$13,970
Invoice $14,574 $13,592
MPG
City/Highway
24/35 24/33
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Quiet interior
  • Attractive interior design
  • Available SYNC interface

Dislikes:

  • Awkward exterior design
  • Still doesn't feel very sporty
  • Impractical backseat in the coupe

Likes:

  • Very roomy interior, with adult-worthy back-seat space
  • Huge trunk
  • Responsive acceleration, even with automatic
  • Respectable fuel economy ratings

Dislikes:

  • Conservative exterior styling plays it too safe
  • Doesn’t feel as sporty as other small cars
  • Engine noise can be prominent when accelerating
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