Compare 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Subaru WRX

2018 Ford Focus
2018 Subaru WRX
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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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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $30,809 $32,795
WRX Limited Manual 21 27 $29,708 $31,595
WRX Manual 21 27 $25,463 $26,995
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $28,687 $30,495
WRX Premium Manual 21 27 $27,586 $29,295
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 16 22 $38,587 $40,895
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 16 22 $38,587 $40,895
WRX STI Manual 16 22 $34,123 $36,095
WRX STI Type RA Manual 16 22 $34,123 $36,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$30,809
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$32,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$547 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.2
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 Subaru WRX looks tame compared to its newest rivals. Step on the gas and you’ll be convinced otherwise.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 18 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 93.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
33.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 36
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 -
Estimated Battery Range (N/A)
115 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.90
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.50 - 1.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Subaru WRX
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.4
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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