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2014 Ford Focus ST vs. 2015 Toyota Prius Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius than the Ford Focus ST, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius, the Ford Focus ST may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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.

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 ST will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus ST is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus ST is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, 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 Toyota Prius.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus ST has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius.

Warranty
The Ford Focus ST comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.

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2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115

2015 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.28%
City MPG: 23 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,486 $22,748 - $27,930

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