Compare 2008 Toyota Corolla vs 2008 Ford Focus

2008 Toyota Corolla
2008 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Manual CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 28 37 $13,324 $14,405
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 26 35 $14,064 $15,205
4-Door Sedan Manual S 28 37 $13,981 $15,450
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 28 37 $14,131 $15,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 35 $14,705 $16,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 35 $14,855 $16,415
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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
$13,324
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,405
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$240 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Corolla may be aging, but it’s aging well—though its engine can sound a little raspy. 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
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 93.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.2 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - - 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)
13.2 13.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2530 2588
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 140 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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