2016 Ford Focus ST vs. 2017 Ford Mustang Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Focus ST than the Ford Mustang. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus ST, drivers may find the Ford Mustang a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

With the Ford Mustang you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus ST, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Focus ST is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Mustang. 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 ST and the Ford Mustang have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

The Ford Focus ST has less horsepower than the Ford Mustang, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The Ford Focus ST offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Mustang, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus ST will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Mustang.

The Ford Focus ST comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Mustang.

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Compare the 2016 Ford Focus ST and the 2017 Ford Mustang.

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2016 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,425

2017 Ford

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MSRP*: $24,645 - $36,645
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $250
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 15 - 22
Highway MPG: 31 25 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,326 $23,782 - $34,629

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.