Compare 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Ford Focus
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2017 Honda Civic
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2017 Hyundai Elantra
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Select style
Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Sedan SE 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Hatch SE 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Sedan SEL 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Hatch SEL 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Sedan Titanium 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
Hatch Titanium 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Hatch ST 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Hatch Electric N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Hatch RS 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Select style
Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 28 40 $17,424 $18,740
CVT LX 31 40 $18,165 $19,540
CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 31 40 $19,090 $20,540
CVT LX-P 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
CVT EX 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Manual Sport 30 39 $19,794 $21,300
Manual EX-T 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
CVT Sport 30 36 $20,535 $22,100
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 31 40 $20,572 $22,140
CVT EX-T 32 42 $20,720 $22,300
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-T 32 42 $21,646 $23,300
CVT EX-L 32 42 $22,109 $23,800
Manual Si 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Manual HPT Si 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT w/Navigation EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L Navi 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
CVT Touring 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
CVT Sport Touring 30 36 $26,275 $28,300
Manual Touring 22 28 $31,459 $33,900
Select style
2.0L Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0L Manual SE 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
2.0L Automatic PZEV SE 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
2.0L Automatic SE 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
2.0L Automatic Value Edition 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
1.4T DCT ECO 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
1.6T Manual Sport 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
2.0L Automatic Limited 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
2.0L Automatic PZEV Limited 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
1.6T Automatic Sport 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,188
$17,424
$16,621
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,775
$18,740
$17,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$312 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Focus has great road manners and scorching high-performance editions, but it's compromised by a small back seat. The 2017 Honda Civic gains a hatchback body this year, but we were already sold. It's a very good compact car. We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 47.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 97.8 95.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 37.4 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.9 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.3 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 55.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.5 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.8 70.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.1 14.4
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 10.2 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA 8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.1 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.4 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.7 17.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2742 2767
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 120
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 138 @ 4200 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
992-1 NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 158 @ 6500 147 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.67 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.08 1.96
Trans Order Code
44Z NA M6CF31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.02 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.64 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.11 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36 1.26
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.5 6.1
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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