Compare 2013 Nissan Sentra vs 2013 Ford Focus

2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,423
$15,269
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,990
$16,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 8.97 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2822 2907
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 3600 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/- TBD - 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.92
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
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
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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