Compare 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Ford Focus
2018 Hyundai Elantra
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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 26 $39,270 $41,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $17,323 $17,950
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $19,615 $20,540
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $18,378 $19,245
Focus SEL Hatch 24 34 $21,077 $22,070
Focus SEL Sedan 24 34 $20,886 $21,870
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $24,038 $25,170
Focus Titanium Hatch 24 34 $23,369 $24,470
Focus Titanium Sedan 24 34 $23,178 $24,270
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,834 $20,550
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic SULEV 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,432 $16,950
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,940 $22,900
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,906 $21,800
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,543 $20,350
Elantra GT Manual 23 31 $18,603 $19,350
Elantra GT Sport Automatic 26 32 $23,303 $24,350
Elantra GT Sport Manual 22 29 $22,269 $23,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$19,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$20,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra adds a versatile hatchback to the fold and makes a more compelling case as a compact contender in a value-packed segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 32 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 95.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
33.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 156 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 128 @ 5500
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement
- 1.4 L/83
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
115 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 32
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 4.12
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.0
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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