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2014 Scion xD vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Scion xD offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Ford Focus with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion xD, drivers may find the Ford Focus a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Ford Focus you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion xD, 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 xD 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 xD will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Focus.

Dimensions
Since the Scion xD 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 xD, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Focus.

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

Handling
The Scion xD 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 Scion xD 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion xD and the Ford Focus. The Scion xD 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 xD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.


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2014 Scion
xD

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MSRP*: $15,920

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 27 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $15,124 $17,824 - $22,441

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