Compare 2015 Ford Focus vs 2015 Hyundai Elantra vs 2015 Nissan Sentra

2015 Ford Focus
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2015 Hyundai Elantra
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2015 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,183 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,215 $18,460
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $21,607 $23,170
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,960
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,726 $24,370
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,073 $23,670
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,672 $21,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,121 $18,800
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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 $17,329 $17,780
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 39 $16,940 $17,380
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 39 $19,689 $20,720
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 39 $18,969 $19,960
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 39 $17,442 $18,350
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,115 $16,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,183
$20,766
$17,329
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$21,700
$17,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$362 / month
$296 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Focus lineup gets a clean new look for 2015, as well as a high-mileage three-cylinder engine option and revamped cabin comforts. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, it remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. Snappy sheetmetal and smart packaging puts the 2015 Hyundai Elantra on most must-drive lists, though it's not as engaging to drive as some compact sedans. The 2015 Nissan Sentra isn't at all the performer of the segment, but it's certainly a comfortable, spacious car for the money.
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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
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.1 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.3 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 6.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.8 15.1
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2818 2859
Wheels
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
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 130 @ 4700 125 @ 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 124 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.44 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.7 5.1
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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