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2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Nissan Sentra requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Focus, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Ford Focus or the Nissan Sentra, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Sentra.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Nissan Sentra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Nissan Sentra, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Focus and the Nissan Sentra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Ford Focus has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Sentra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Nissan Sentra. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Sentra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.

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2016 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $17,225 - $23,225

2016 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,780 - $22,170
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 26 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 36 - 38 36 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,622 - $22,180 $16,357 - $21,063

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.