Compare 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Nissan Sentra

2017 Ford Focus
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2017 Hyundai Elantra
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2017 Nissan Sentra
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Electric Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric Hatch N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Focus RS Hatch 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Focus SEL Hatch 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Focus SEL Sedan 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Focus Titanium Hatch 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Focus Titanium Sedan 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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NISMO CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra NISMO CVT 25 30 $23,736 $24,990
Sentra NISMO Manual 25 31 $23,736 $24,990
Sentra S CVT 29 37 $17,631 $18,090
Sentra S Manual 27 35 $16,562 $16,990
Sentra SL CVT 29 37 $20,429 $21,500
Sentra SR CVT 29 37 $18,997 $19,990
Sentra SR Turbo CVT 27 33 $20,892 $21,990
Sentra SR Turbo Manual 26 32 $20,892 $21,990
Sentra SV CVT 29 37 $17,907 $18,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$19,928
$23,736
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$20,650
$24,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$344 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
5.2
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. 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. The 2017 Nissan Sentra spiffs up its performance in SR Turbo trim, but it's still more a need-to-buy than an want-to-buy car.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 32 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.4 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.8 96
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.9 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.2 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 179.9 183.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.5 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.9 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 8 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 17.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P215/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P215/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2857 3111
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 128 @ 5500 188 @ 5600
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 156 @ 1400 177 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 1.4 L/83 1.6 L
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 - -
Battery Range (mi)
100 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 32 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 35 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 4.12 3.52
Trans Type
1 7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.10 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.81 4.01 - 0.55
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14 13.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 110
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.0 6.6
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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