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2014 Ford Focus ST vs. 2015 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Focus ST offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Scion tC with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Ford Focus ST will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion tC.

Convenience
The Scion tC requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Focus ST, 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). The Ford Focus ST will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Scion tC, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus ST 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 ST is slightly shorter than the Scion tC, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus ST does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Scion tC.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus ST has a much more powerful engine than the Scion tC. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus ST and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus ST will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

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

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2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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City MPG: 23 23
Highway MPG: 32 --
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,486 $18,249

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