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2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Ford Focus near Alexandria, VA

Which Compact Sedan Should You Make Your Own?

The compact sedan segment is flooded with choices, and they all claim to stand out from the pack, which can make it hard for you to decipher what each option brings to the table. Instead of doing extensive research, just check out our head-to-head between the 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2016 Ford Focus near Alexandria, VA. We at Pohanka Hyundai are sure you’ll pick the Elantra in the end.

For starters, both the 2016 Hyundai Elantra and the 2016 Ford Focus are powered by a standard 4-cylinder engine, but the Elantra’s engine squeezes out a better fuel rating than the Elantra. The 1.8L engine in the Elantra gets an EPA-estimated 27/37 MPG city/hwy1, while the Focus is lacking just a little with 26/36 MPG city/hwy2. Additionally, both of these sedans have another engine option. In the Elantra, the Sport trim level is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque. If you go with the upgraded turbocharged EcoBoost® engine in the Focus, you’ll only have 123 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, which is considerably lacking in terms of power.

Our 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Ford Focus near Alexandria, VA, comparison also takes a look at convenient and fun features that each possess. On the outside, the Elantra ensures your visibility no matter the weather with fog lights and heated side mirrors – which are both features you’ll have to pay more for in the Focus. If you plan on taking a range of cargo along for the ride, you’ll be able to fit more in the Elantra, as it provides 14.8 cubic ft. of trunk space, perfect to fill with shopping bags from Laurel Shopping Center. You won’t be able to fit as many bags in the trunk of the Focus, as it only has 13.2 cubic ft. of space. The same can be said if you plan on bringing along a car full of friends. They’ll simply have more room to stretch out in the Elantra thanks to 110.4 cubic ft. of interior volume. In the Focus, they’ll feel slightly more cramped with only 103.9 cubic ft. of interior volume.

Beyond being more spacious, you’ll find more exciting features inside of the 2016 Elantra, like heated front seats to get you through the long winter. You’ll only find heated seats in top trim levels of the 2016 Focus. Looking to take a luxurious ride down I-95? You can in the Elantra thanks to standard cruise control, which you won’t find in the Focus. When you want to call home after a long day at the office, the Hyundai Elantra boasts standard hands-free phone calls via Bluetooth®, which is only a feature you’ll enjoy on top trim levels of the Ford Focus. There’s also the luxury of being able to start your engine with the push of a button when behind the wheel of the Elantra, which is another feature only in top trims of the Focus.

If you weren’t sure which compact sedan was right for you, our 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Ford Focus in Alexandria, VA, comparison has made it clear. Visit Pohanka Hyundai, your local Hyundai dealer, today to take the Elantra for a test drive. We’re open seven days a week, so it’s always a good time to stop by.


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1 EPA estimates with automatic transmission for comparison only. Mileage may vary. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle’s condition.

1 EPA estimated. Actual mileage may vary.

2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Ford Focus near Alexandria, VA

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