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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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 97.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13.1
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Nissan Sentra
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 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
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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