Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Nissan Sentra

2014 Ford Focus
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2014 Hyundai Elantra
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2014 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra Coupe 2-Door 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra Coupe 2-Door PZEV 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
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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 40 $16,804 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 40 $16,922 $17,940
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,416 $16,840
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,521 $19,640
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,675 $18,740
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,547 $17,540
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,590 $15,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$20,719
$16,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$21,650
$17,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$361 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. The 2014 Nissan Sentra focuses on comfort, spaciousness and style over driving dynamics in an attempt to push this economy car up-market.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.6 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.6 95.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.7 50.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.1 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.3 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 6.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.8 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.3 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA 9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2818 2836
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90 110
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 130 @ 4700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 145 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37 40
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.44 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.73 -
Trans Order Code
44Z NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.44 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 2.94 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.83 -
Trans Type
5 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.8 5.3
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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