Compare 2013 Ford Focus vs 2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,269
$15,423
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$15,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like. The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2907 2822
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.92 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
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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