Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2011 Subaru Impreza

2012 Ford Focus
2011 Subaru Impreza
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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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4-Door Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$17,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
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. Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.98 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.55
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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