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2014 Scion iQ vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Focus than the Scion iQ, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Focus will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion iQ.

Convenience
With the Ford Focus you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion iQ, 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). Based on MSRP, the Scion iQ is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Focus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion iQ will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Focus.

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

Drivetrain
The Scion iQ has much less torque than the Ford Focus, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Scion iQ has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion iQ is significantly less powerful than the Ford Focus. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Scion iQ has less seating than the Ford Focus, making the Ford Focus the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion iQ has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Focus, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Scion
iQ

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MSRP*: $15,665 - $17,850

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 36 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 37 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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*: $14,882 - $16,958 $17,824 - $22,441

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