Compare 2013 Ford Focus vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Ford Focus
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2013 Hyundai Elantra
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2013 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,208 $16,695
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS PZEV 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE PZEV 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual GS 28 38 $17,066 $17,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual SE 28 38 $19,064 $19,895
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,269
$17,105
$16,384
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$17,695
$16,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$295 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like. Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features. The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.100 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.000 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.700 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.900 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.600 95.9
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.100 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.800 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.600 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.500 50.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.900 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.000 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 178.300 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.500 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 61.500 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.300 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.800 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.300 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x - TBD - NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.800 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.200 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.780 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.900 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2907 2701 2825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 131 @ 4700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110 1.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.774 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.400 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.834 NA
Trans Type
5 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.440 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.726 NA
Trans Order Code
44Z NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.065 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.392 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.92 0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.7 5.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD - - 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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