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2017 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Sonata than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Focus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. 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 Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Focus doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Sonata.

Handling
The Ford Focus has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Hyundai Sonata. The Ford Focus has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Focus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.

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2017 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $16,775 - $23,575

2018 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $22,050 - $32,450
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City MPG: 25 - 30 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 32 - 37
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,188 - $22,514 $21,141 - $30,593

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.