The 2009 Ford Focus is up against tough competition.
The 2009 Honda Civic offers great variety, such as coupe and sedan body styles and multiple powertrains, including hybrid and natural gas.
The 2009 Toyota Corolla is especially attractive in its top trim level, though less so in the base trim.
The 2009 Focus also has to compete against the Mazda3, a perennial enthusiast favorite for its handling.
Now that the Focus lacks a hatchback or wagon model, those shoppers will have to look elsewhere—good possibilities in that range include the Mazda3, the Toyota Matrix (which is based on the Corolla), and the Honda Fit, which is smaller on the outside but surprisingly roomy inside.
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|2009 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2009 Toyota CorollaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge CaliberBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai ElantraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2004 Honda Civic ClassicBrowse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan S||4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)||4-Door HB SE FWD||4-Door Sedan Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*||Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Hatchback||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|
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|2009 Ford Focus vs. 2009 Toyota Corolla||2009 Ford Focus vs. 2008 Dodge Caliber||2009 Ford Focus vs. 2008 Hyundai Elantra||2009 Ford Focus vs. 2008 Mazda MAZDA3||2009 Ford Focus vs. 2004 Honda Civic Classic|