Ford Focus vs Civic, Cruze, Corolla & Elantra

The Ford Focus vs. The Competition

Looking for a new sedan can be an extensive process as your fear of better offers makes you go from dealership to dealership, website to website in search for the best car for the best price. Well, we at Theodore Robins Ford understand this and want to help. We are dedicated to making your car-buying experience as easy and stress-free as possible. So, in order to save you time in your search, we will compare one of our sedans, the Ford Focus with four other competing sedans: The Honda Civic, the Chevy Cruze, the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra. To keep matters simple, we will be comparing the base models of each.

 Ford FocusHonda CivicChevy CruzeToyota CorollaHyundai Elantra
 MSRPFrom $16,775From $18,740From $16,975From $18,500  From $17,150
 MPGUp to 30 city/40 hwyUp to 32 city/42 hwyUp to 31 city/47 hwyUp to 30 city/40 hwyUp to 32 city/40 hwy
 Horsepower123 to 350 hp158 to 306 hp137 to 153 hp132 to 140 hp128 to 201 hp
 Edmunds Rating5/54.5/53.8/53.8/54.5/5

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Beginning with the most important aspect considered when buying a car, discovering a car's value answers the question "Am I getting my money's worth?" When compared side-by-side, the 2017 Ford Focus boasts the third-highest MSRP but also carries the absolute highest True Market Value.


Out of the five, the 2017 Ford Focus has the smallest engine, a 1.0-liter I-3, but it has the best recorded EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy, posting 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway with a 12.4-gallon take. Go farther on less. The Ford Focus also comes standard with a classic six-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive.


Like value, safety is another key factor in the decision-making process and one in which the Ford Focus once again excels. While it goes toe-to-toe with its competition on standard safety features like Child Seat Anchors and the Stability Control, the Focus breaks away from the pack with SYNC®-provided features like Airbag Deployment Notification. The 2017 Ford Focus also took home an NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating.


Speaking of SYNC®, the Ford Focus also shines from the pack thanks to its standard interior features. These include SYNC®-related features like Satellite Radio, Bluetooth and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Comfort features like optional Heated/Cooled seats are also available, and like its competitors, it seats up to five people comfortably.


When it comes to the exterior, distinction is what separates the Ford Focus. While sedans have a tendency towards uniformity, the 2017 Ford Focus stands apart thanks to its stalky, muscular body and aggressive features like its sharp, black grille and edgy headlights.

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Now, the Focus, Civic, Cruze, Corolla, and Elantra all come in a variety of trims and different body types as well such as coupes and hatchbacks, but out of these five different, it is only the Ford Focus that is offered in an all-electric model. Packed into a Focus Hatchback body, this model records an equivalent EPA-estimated Fuel Economy of 118 miles per gallon in the city and 96 miles per gallon on the highway while unleashing 160 horsepower. Already leading the way efficiency-wise at the base level, it's clear that the Ford Focus continues to dominate throughout the trim levels.


Come Visit Our Costa Mesa Dealership Today

But whatever your preferences are when it comes to a new sedan, the only way you're going to know the most decisive factor--if the Ford Focus is truly right for you--is by stepping into the driver's seat and experiencing that difference first hand. So, come to our dealership today for a test drive. We proudly sell all Ford models to the drivers of Costa Mesa, Orange County, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Fountain Valley.

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