The Ford Focus offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Elantra with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Focus will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Focus and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Hyundai Elantra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Elantra, which may make it easier to park.
With similar torque, the Ford Focus and the Hyundai Elantra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Ford Focus has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Ford Focus 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 Focus and the Hyundai Elantra. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Elantra.
The basic warranty of the Ford Focus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra.
Compare the 2014 Ford Focus and the 2014 Hyundai Elantra.
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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||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:||26 - 27||24|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$17,824 - $22,441||$18,972|
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