Compare 2017 Subaru WRX vs 2017 Ford Focus

2017 Subaru WRX
2017 Ford Focus
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Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 20 27 $25,186 $26,695
Manual Premium 20 27 $27,309 $28,995
CVT Premium 18 24 $28,410 $30,195
Manual Limited 20 27 $29,154 $30,995
CVT Limited 18 24 $30,255 $32,195
Manual STI 17 23 $33,286 $35,195
Manual w/Lip Spoiler STI Limited 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
Manual w/Wing Spoiler STI Limited 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
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Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Sedan SE 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Hatch SE 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Sedan SEL 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Hatch SEL 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Sedan Titanium 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
Hatch Titanium 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Hatch ST 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Hatch Electric N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Hatch RS 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,186
$16,188
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,695
$16,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are astonishing all-wheel-drive performers for the price, with good space and all season capability, but their looks and interiors aren't up to the driving engagement. The 2017 Ford Focus has great road manners and scorching high-performance editions, but it's compromised by a small back seat.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 90.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
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
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
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)
12.4 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36
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)
3272 2935
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA 992-1
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 160 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.42
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.42
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru 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
7.7 6.3
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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