Compare 2015 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Ford Focus

2015 Subaru WRX
2014 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $24,817 $26,295
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 21 28 $26,848 $28,495
4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 19 25 $27,948 $29,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 21 28 $28,232 $29,995
4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 19 25 $29,332 $31,195
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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
$24,817
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,295
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru WRX is no quicker than before, but beautifully balanced handling and spot-on steering are better than ever. 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
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 90.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3267 2935
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 5.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru WRX Ford Focus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 5.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 590
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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