Compare 2014 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Ford Focus

2014 Subaru WRX
2014 Ford Focus
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,540 $25,995
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,543 $25,995
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,848 $28,495
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,851 $28,495
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,774 $29,495
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,635 $34,495
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,495 $36,495
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,751 $37,845
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,540
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Subaru WRX and STI lack an automatic transmission and decent fuel economy, but they're fun to drive in just about any weather, and they're comfortable for long commutes, too. 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
19 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 90.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 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)
11.3 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)
11.6 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2935
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 590
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/150 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.72
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 (Est) 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
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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