Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$14,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.98 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.77
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)
3.82 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.25
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Torsion Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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