Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Ford Fiesta, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fiesta.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fiesta as you will with the Hyundai Elantra, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Fiesta is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Elantra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Ford Fiesta is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Fiesta is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Elantra, which may make it easier to park.
With its lower torque, the Ford Fiesta doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Elantra.
The Ford Fiesta has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Elantra, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Ford Fiesta has less horsepower than the Hyundai Elantra, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Elantra. The Ford Fiesta has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Elantra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The basic warranty of the Ford Fiesta is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra.
Compare the 2014 Ford Fiesta and the 2014 Hyundai Elantra.
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MSRP*: $14,100 - $18,300
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MSRP*: $17,200 - $21,700
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||As low as 4.13%|
|City MPG:||27||24 - 28|
|Highway MPG:||38||34 - 38|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$13,571 - $17,614||$16,687 - $20,766|
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