Compare 2011 Subaru Impreza vs 2012 Ford Focus

2011 Subaru Impreza
2012 Ford Focus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 90.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.72
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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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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