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2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Altima than the Ford Focus. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Nissan Altima will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Focus, 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 Nissan Altima and the Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Altima is about the same width as the Ford Focus. If you go with the Nissan Altima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Focus.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima has a much more powerful engine than the Ford Focus. 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 Nissan Altima and the Ford Focus. The Nissan Altima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.

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

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2014 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $16,810 - $23,565
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.07% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 22 - 27 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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*: $20,971 - $28,488 $15,843 - $21,975

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