Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Subaru WRX

2014 Ford Focus
2014 Subaru WRX
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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 Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,540 $25,995
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,771 $29,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,848 $28,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,635 $34,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,751 $37,845
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,543 $25,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,774 $29,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,851 $28,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,495 $36,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$24,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
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 2014 Subaru WRX and STI lack an automatic transmission and decent fuel economy, but they're fun to drive in just about any weather, and they're comfortable for long commutes, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 11.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.17
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.88
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 8.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
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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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