|2016 Ford Focus||VS||2016 Hyundai Elantra|
|2.0L I-4||Standard Engine||1.8L I-4|
|Standard||First Row LCD||Optional|
|27 City/40 Highway MPG||MPG with Auto-Transmission||28 City/38 Highway MPG|
There’s no shortage of compact cars available for you to research, but two standouts out of the field are the 2016 Ford Focus and 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Both the Focus and Elantra have great efficiency ratings, are affordable, and manage to also pack everything into a stylish package. If you’re looking for a place to start, then our 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra comparison is a good one.
Both the 2016 Ford Focus and 2016 Hyundai Elantra start at roughly the same MSRP, and come with many similar interior features. Both come standard with cloth seats, but have leather available as an upgrade, and the interior space is very comparable as well. Efficiency is also very close, but the 2016 Ford Focus ends up edging out the Elantra by a couple of MPG on the highway, when they’re both equipped with an automatic transmission.
One of the major differences between the 2016 Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra pops up when you look at one comes standard. The 2016 Focus comes with a LCD screen up front, which pairs nicely with the standard rear-view camera. However, the Elantra doesn’t offer either as a standard feature, requiring more of an investment to keep up with the Ford Focus. Additional audio features, like Bluetooth voice recognition and steering wheel controls, are also absent in the Elantra, while being standard on the Ford Focus.
The Ford Focus also comes standard with a larger engine, a 2.0L I-4 vs a 1.8L I-4, which not only gets better fuel efficiency, but offers more performance as well. The Focus is a bit quicker to accelerate than the Elantra, and offers a highly responsive experience with its 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Elantra’s 145/130.
In the end, the best way to figure out what car is right for you is to hop into the driver’s seat and take it for a spin. If you’re looking to test drive the 2016 Ford Focus, all you need to do is visit Sanders Ford in Jacksonville NC.