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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 (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,574
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,520
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 54.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 92.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 16.6
Brakes
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 Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 -
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2623 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4250 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.90
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Toyota Corolla
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bars Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
 
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