Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Ford Focus

2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra Coupe 2-Door 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra Coupe 2-Door PZEV 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,719
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,650
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 90.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 2935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Ford Focus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 5.9
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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