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2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Ford Focus

  2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan SE Angular Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$13,970
$14,395
Invoice $13,592 $13,569
MPG
City/Highway
24/33 24/35
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. Read Full Review The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Very roomy interior, with adult-worthy back-seat space
  • Huge trunk
  • Responsive acceleration, even with automatic
  • Respectable fuel economy ratings

Dislikes:

  • Conservative exterior styling plays it too safe
  • Doesn’t feel as sporty as other small cars
  • Engine noise can be prominent when accelerating

Likes:

  • Improved overall refinement
  • Improved interior design
  • Quiet ride
  • Available SYNC with voice commands

Dislikes:

  • New body lacks style
  • Less sporty suspension
  • No dedicated performance models
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