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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
5-Door HB Titanium 27 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,590 $15,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,416 $16,840
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 40 $16,804 $17,240
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,547 $17,540
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 40 $16,922 $17,940
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,675 $18,740
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,521 $19,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
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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. Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features. The 2014 Nissan Sentra focuses on comfort, spaciousness and style over driving dynamics in an attempt to push this economy car up-market.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Midsize cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.900 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.100 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.800 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.600 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7 95.600 95.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.500 50.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.100 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.000 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.700 50.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 178.300 182.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.500 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.500 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.300 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 69.900 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 61.000 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.500 6.4
Liftover Height (in) - NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.800 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9 10.300 x - TBD - 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 NA 9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11.000 x - TBD - 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes -
Brake Type - Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 12.800 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 34.780 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.200 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.900 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935 2661 2832
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 90 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4450 131 @ 4700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.8L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 (Est) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 (Est) 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 (Est) 28 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.633 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.308 3.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.333 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.257 1.52
Trans Type 5 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.778 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.583 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.962 2.10
Trans Order Code 44Z NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.976 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD - -
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.866 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 (Est) 5.7 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (Est) - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 2.200 -
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
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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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