2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Ford Focus

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Looking for a small, agile car that's easy to maneuver in a tight squeeze? The Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus reveals two tempting options, but the Elantra is the clear winner, especially when you compare engine power and interior space. See how the Ford Focus vs. Hyundai Elantra matchup looks, and learn all about the Hyundai Elantra specs at Elgin Hyundai, conveniently located near Streamwood and Schaumburg.

Engine Power

The Elantra offers larger, more powerful engines than the Focus, and that results in a dynamic, responsive ride. The Elantra's 1.4L turbo four-cylinder base engine has a peppy 128 hp, compared to the Focus' 1.0L three-cylinder engine's 123 hp. There's even more of a difference in the top-level trims: 201 hp with the Elantra Sedan Sport vs. 160 hp with the Focus 2.0L engine.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Elantra is rated as a mid-size car instead of a compact, like the Focus. This distinction means it has a lot more room. The Elantra's passenger volume is 95.8 cubic feet, while the Focus has just 90.7 cubic feet. The Elantra's trunk is also much bigger - 14.4 vs. 13.2 cubic feet, and the rear seats are split for folding, so you can easily load whatever you need to. The Focus doesn't have a split folding rear seat.

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