Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Honda Civic vs 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Ford Focus
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2012 Honda Civic
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2012 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
Focus 5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires & Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG w/Navi 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF PZEV 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,635
$15,401
$17,010

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,500
$16,555
$17,595

Monthly Payment Estimate

$275 / month
$276 / month
$293 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
7.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 39 mpg 38 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact Midsize cars

Number of Passenger Doors

- - 4

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

52.7 49.0 52.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 55.1 55.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.7 83.2 95.6

Second Head Room (in)

38.0 34.3 37.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 52.2 54.8

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 42.2 43.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.9 53.2 53.5

Second Leg Room (in)

43.7 30.8 33.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 38.1 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 59.0 61.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

178.5 176.1 178.3

Height, Overall (in)

57.7 55.0 56.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 59.9 61.5

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 103.1 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.8 69.0 69.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.2 11.7 14.8

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA 10.3 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

8.98 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.94 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 13.2 12.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.7 16.1 14.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.0 35.5 34.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.6 2.67 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P195/65HR15 P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size

Compact T135/80R16 NA

Front Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/60R15 P195/65HR15 P205/55R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2857 2716 2701

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

6.1 7.5 2.2

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD - 90

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

146 @ 4450 128 @ 4300 131 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0L/121 1.8L/110 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

160 @ 6500 140 @ 6300 148 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Direct Injection MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 39 (Est) 38

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 28 (Est) 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 32 (Est) 32

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.02 1.83

Trans Type

5 5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.80 0.53 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.72 1.96 3.44

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 1.53 2.72

Trans Order Code

- TBD - NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.82 4.44 3.06

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 0.72 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic Automatic w/manual shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.67 2.67 4.40

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Focus Honda Civic Cpe Hyundai Elantra

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - 18.0 NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.93 0.71 0.9

Suspension Type - Rear

SLA Multi-link Torsion Axle

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - 15.0 NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 0.43 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - 5 -

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

6.2 6.5 (Est) - TBD -

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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