Compare 2011 Ford Focus vs 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Ford Focus
2011 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,724
$16,535

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,640
$17,240

Monthly Payment Estimate

$277 / month
$287 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.0

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

25 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

50.9 53.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.4 56.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

93.4 97.4

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 37.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

50.4 54.1

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 34.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 40.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

58.6 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

175.0 179.8

Height, Overall (in)

58.6 59.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.1 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

102.9 105.7

Liftover Height (in)

29.1 28.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.8 70.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.8 13.1

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - NA

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.5 14.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.8 16.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.2 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Size

P195/60TR15 P205/60HR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact T125/70D16

Front Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/60TR15 P205/60HR15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2672 2948

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 2.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

136 @ 4250 147 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

99N NA

Displacement

2.0L/121 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

140 @ 6000 140 @ 5100

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

SMPI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 NA

Trans Type

5 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.72 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 NA

Trans Order Code

- TBD - NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.56 5.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD CVT

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.67 2.35 - 0.39

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Focus Nissan Sentra

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.83 0.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

SLA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 6.2

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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