2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford Focus2016 Hyundai Elantra
Engine1.0L 3-cylinder, 2.0L and 2.3L 4-cylinder1.8L, 2.0L 4-cylinder
Horsepower123, 160, 350145, 173
Torque125, 146, 350 lb-ft130, 154 lb-ft
TransmissionManual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
mpg City30, 27, TBD27, 28
mpg Highway42, 40, TBD37, 38
 

Lively vs. Calm

Both the 2016 Ford Focus and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra have unique looks that are sure to turn heads. The Focus yields bold lines on the body and dragon-headlamps to display an exciting yet poised appearance. On the other hand, the Elantra yields a more fluid-like appearance. Each of these vehicles look great very pleasing.


Those that prefer the Focus will have their choice of a wide range of colors. You can pick from colors like Tangerine Scream or Blue Candy. The Elantra has a more typical color palette with selections that include Blue, Red, and Bronze.


Compacted Inners

A smart design and the right features are extremely important when choosing a compact sedan. As far as legroom and head space are considered, the Focus and the Elantra come within an inch of one another. Also, both vehicles contain cleverly designed dashboards and high end interior materials.


Each of the vehicles has a USB port and multi-speaker stereos. However, the Elantra is missing some of today-s on-road essentials that one would expect. The 2016 Ford Focus includes a rearview camera and Bluetooth hands-free calling.


Horsepower and Fuel Economy

Compact cars are often engaging to drive due to their smaller size. The 2016 Ford Focus allows you to pick from five engine options. The default engine is a 2.0L four cylinder, 160-horsepower engine that provides plenty for fast-lane travel. The standard six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission provides for a smooth and comfortable ride. Those looking for more power may want to check out the monster 2.3L 4-cylinder, 350 horsepower engine.


The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a 1.8L four cylinder, 145 horsepower engine. Although a six-speed manual transmission is included on the base vehicle, one can also opt for an automatic transmission. Although the Elantra does provide for a smooth ride, it just isn't quite as powerful as the Focus.


Slightly better fuel stats on the Elantra can be expected due to the less power it produces. An EPA-estimated 27 city and 37 highway mpg can found on the Elantra while the Focus still achieves 27 city and 40 highway mpg with the additional power.


2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

While the 2016 Ford Focus and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra are both packed with features, the Focus provides for a much more thrilling ride with the additional horsepower and interior features. If you're looking for the perfect compact sedan we think the 2016 Ford Focus would be just right for you!


Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Focus inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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