Searching for a compact sedan or hatchback frequently ends in a comparison of the 2016 Ford Focus and the Hyundai Elantra. Both are popular options with reliable histories, good warranties, and affordable pricing. To figure out which one is right for you, it helps to take a closer look.
Available Configurations- 2016 Ford Focus Winner
If you want as many configurations as possible for your compact vehicle, the 2016 Ford Focus will be ideal. The Elantra comes standard as a sedan, or you can choose the Elantra GT for a hatchback. The Ford Focus also offers a sedan or a hatchback, but it goes further than this. There is also a Focus Electric version and two high-performance models, the Focus RS and the Focus ST. Right from the start, the Ford Focus has a great choice for anyone who wants a compact vehicle, while the Elantra sticks to the basics.
Base Engine- 2016 Ford Focus Winner
The Ford Focus also has a clear advantage when it comes to the engines. The standard 2-liter 4-cylinder in the Focus puts you in control of 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet. The Elantra’s 1.8-liter 4-cylinder only produces 145 horsepower and 130 pound-feet.
Environmental Friendliness- 2016 Ford Focus Winner
Whether you go with the Ford Focus or the Hyundai Elantra, you will be able to configure your vehicle to get up to 32 mpg* combined. While the two models tie in terms of regular fuel efficiency, the Focus has a clear advantage with the Focus Electric. This electric model gives other electric vehicles heavy competition with 32 kWh for every 100 miles and its 76-mile driving range.
Rear Seat Room- 2016 Ford Focus Winner
As compact vehicles, the rear seats of the Focus and Elantra are best for children or shorter adults, but tall adults will prefer the Ford Focus over the Hyundai. After all, it has more second-row legroom and more headroom, meaning you are less likely to have to scrunch up your legs or hunch over.
Whether you need help comparing the 2016 Ford Focus to the competition or are ready to configure your compact sedan or hatchback for drives around Salem , Virginia, the team at Berglund Ford can assist you.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.