Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Ford Focus
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 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
$17,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$18,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 -
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
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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