Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Toyota Matrix

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Toyota Matrix
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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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5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual L FWD 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$18,603
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$19,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.4
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 Toyota Matrix combines the frugality of the best-selling Corolla with a little more sportiness and versatility--but it still comes up a bit short in features.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 171.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
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 10.1 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 - 10.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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 Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.55
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.85
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Toyota Matrix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Independent
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 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.7
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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