Compare 2010 Hyundai Elantra vs 2008 Ford Focus

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Manual Blue
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Blue 26 35 $13,758 $14,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,758
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,145
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 93.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2588
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 140 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Ford Focus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 -

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