Compare 2009 Ford Focus vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2009 Ford Focus
2008 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $14,574 $15,520
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $16,916 $18,265
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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
$14,574
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,520
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
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
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.2
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 14
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.9
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2623 2751
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 75
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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