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.
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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.7 14.8
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2 12.8
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.1 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.5 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80R16 NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2716 2701
Wheels
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
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 7.5 2.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39 (Est) 38
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Cpe Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.5 (Est) - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 -
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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