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2014 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Focus offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Scion tC with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus and the Scion tC in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus as you will with the Scion tC, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Scion tC, 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 Scion tC.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus is a little wider than the Scion tC, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Scion tC, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Ford Focus has a smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Focus has less horsepower than the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.

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2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 26 - 27 23
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 --
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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,824 - $22,441 $18,249

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