Compare 2011 Nissan Sentra vs 2011 Ford Focus

2011 Nissan Sentra
2011 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,406
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,060
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 93.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/60TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2875 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5100 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4800 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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