Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Dodge Dart

2014 Ford Focus
2014 Dodge Dart
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 25 36 $16,449 $16,495
4-Door Sedan SXT 22 35 $18,237 $18,595
4-Door Sedan Aero 28 41 $19,770 $19,995
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $20,488 $20,995
4-Door Sedan Limited 23 35 $22,364 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$16,449
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$16,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. Remember the Neon? The 2014 Dodge Dart brings back some of its personality, but in a decidedly better package.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 97.2
Second Head Room (in)
38 37
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 183.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TVR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TVR
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 3186
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 160 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA ECK
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.11
Trans Order Code
44Z DE1
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.90
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Dodge Dart
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.7 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
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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