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2016 FIAT 500 vs. 2016 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Focus than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500 and the Ford Focus in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Ford Focus you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The FIAT 500 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Focus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Ford Focus.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Ford Focus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Focus.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Ford Focus.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500 has less horsepower than the Ford Focus, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Ford Focus, making the Ford Focus the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Focus, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500 than that of the Ford Focus.

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2016 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,995 - $22,575

2016 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,015 - $23,725
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.07% --
City MPG: 28 - 31 26
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 36 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,765 - $21,983 $18,159 - $22,657

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.