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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Green 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback on a Desert Road vs Black 2018 Hyundai Elantra in a Tunnel

The compact car segment is as competitive as ever and the Ford Focus remains a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford. Armed with an athletic style, a wealth of next-gen technology features, an affordable price tag and an arsenal of exciting engine options, the 2018 Ford Focus will leave the competition struggling to keep up. Learn more about the Ford Focus in this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra comparison at Marshal Mize Ford.

Drivers who have their hearts set on an athletic compact car will be hard-pressed to find a better alternative to the 2018 Ford Focus. With six trim levels to choose from – S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST and RS – that will cater to drivers who crave performance and value, the Ford Focus will meet your automotive needs. Available in sedan or hatchback variants, the Ford Focus makes room for five passengers and will add 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space in sedan configurations and 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space when you opt for the athletic hatchback.

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2018 Ford Focus VS 2018 Hyundai Elantra
$17,950 Starting Price $16,950
160-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Base Engine 147-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder
Sedan and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan and Hatchback
350-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder Top Engine 201-Horsepower 1.6-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra?

If you are trying to decide between elite compact cars, this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra comparison highlights two of the best in the business and will help you find the right fit. With a starting price that stands at $17,950, the Ford Focus may have the higher price tag, but provides exceptional value with a more powerful engine and more standard features.

Entry-level Ford Focus S trim levels come standard with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, power front windows, a rearview camera, Ford MyKey® teen driver technology and a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD display with Bluetooth. Upgrades to the Ford Focus spec sheet include an innovative 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system that provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A power sunroof, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, Ford BLIS® safety technology, a 10-speaker SONY® sound system and more promise to make the 2018 Ford Focus stand out from competitors when equipped.

What sets the Ford Focus apart from its Hyundai counterpart is a wealth of engine options that start with a power-packed and fuel-efficient 160-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. When paired with a six-speed PowerShift® automatic transmission, the Ford Focus will earn 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Hyundai Elantra models feature a lackluster 147-horsepower 2.0-liter engine that can be paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Ford Focus engine upgrades include an ultra-efficient 123-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine that makes 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway with a six-speed manual.

To deliver unrivaled power and performance, drivers who have come to love the Ford Focus can opt for the performance-tuned Focus ST with a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder or the track-ready Focus RS with a 350-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder. Top-rated Hyundai Elantra Sport and Hyundai Elantra GT Sport variants feature a 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cannot keep up with the Ford Focus ST and Ford Focus RS.


Gray 2018 Ford Focus Sedan on City Street
Blue Ford Focus RS Drifting in Snow
Black 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Parked on City Street Next to Colorful Mural
2018 Ford Focus Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display