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2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Ford Focus

  2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Ford Focus
MSRP
$16,695
$16,200
Invoice $16,208 $15,269
MPG
City/Highway
28/38 23/38
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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/ 10
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Bottom Line 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Emphatic design statement
  • Gas mileage is very good
  • Comes in sedan, coupe, and hatch
  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of standard features

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best
  • Gas mileage has been restated

Likes:

  • Excellent handling and steering
  • Composed, refined ride
  • Focus ST is a hoot
  • Extroverted styling
  • MyFord Touch is unrivaled in this class

Dislikes:

  • Instrument panel design robs space
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)
  • Moderate road noise
  • Somewhat pricier than other compacts
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