The Ford Focus came out with a new coupe body style for 2008; with a more distinctive, quieter interior than before and more available convenience features, such as the SYNC communications and entertainment interface, the Focus offers a very compelling package for the money, even if it isn't as much fun to drive as the 2009 Scion tC.
The Honda Civic coupe feels sportier than the Focus and the tC, but its engine isn't as torquey for ordinary driving, and its interior feels a bit more cramped.
Like the tC, it's also quite loud inside on coarse surfaces.
The interior of the G5 feels subpar in appearance and quality, while the Tiburon sacrifices a lot of interior space for a curvaceous exterior shape that is no longer in vogue.
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|2009 Scion tCBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai TiburonBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2-Door HB Manual (GS)||2-Door Coupe S||2-Door Coupe Manual GS|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|3 Door Hatchback||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Hatchback Coupe|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2009 Scion tC vs. 2008 Ford Focus||2009 Scion tC vs. 2008 Hyundai Tiburon|