Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Hyundai Elantra
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2016 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
Focus 5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
Focus 5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Value Edition 28 38 $18,997 $19,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $19,406 $20,250
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 33 $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 $17,699 $18,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 38 $17,311 $17,760
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 38 $21,063 $22,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 38 $19,395 $20,410
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 38 $17,632 $18,550
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,357 $16,780

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,622
$20,766
$17,699

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,225
$21,700
$18,160

Monthly Payment Estimate

$287 / month
$362 / month
$303 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.2
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. Not quite a hot hatch, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT gives up some rear-seat space in the name of cargo room and European style. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 38 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 54.8 53.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 43.6 42.5

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 2858

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 128 @ 3600

Engine Order Code

992-1 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

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 32 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 38 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 28 30

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.42 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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.44 3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.73 -

Trans Order Code

44Z A6GF1 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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 5.9 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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