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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Athletic, fun-to-drive and efficient, the Ford Focus is a fan favorite in the Ford stable of vehicles and a standout in the compact car class. Drivers in the Chattanooga area who are drawn to affordable and efficient, will love what that 2018 Ford Focus brings to the table at Marshal Mize Ford. Learn more about the Ford Focus and how it compares to a top competitor in this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Toyota Corolla comparison.

A versatile option in the compact car segment, the 2018 Ford Focus is available in sedan or hatchback configurations that can be further tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget with six trim levels – S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST and RS. All Ford Focus models make room for five passengers in a cabin that provides 90 cubic feet of passenger space and is complemented by 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space in sedan variants and 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the five-door hatchback. When you add a wealth of standard features, the 2018 Ford Focus is the perfect fit for you and your family.

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2018 Ford Focus VS 2018 Toyota Corolla
$17,860 Starting Price $18,550
160-Horsepower 2.0-liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 132-Horsepower 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder
4 Number of Engine Options 1
Yes Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto No

What Are the 2018 Ford Focus Engine Specs and Features?

Affordable prices and incredible value are highlights of the compact class and assets of the Ford Focus in this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Toyota Corolla comparison. Entry-level Ford Focus S Sedan variants start at just $17,860 with Focus SE Hatchback models starting at a budget-friendly $20,445. Toyota Corolla models start at $18,550 and provide lackluster power and technology when compared to their Ford counterparts.

Athletic performance is a trademark of the Ford Focus nameplate and is derived from four fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient engine options – the Toyota Corolla is available with a single engine. A 160-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sets the bar high for the Ford Focus and is paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to earn 34 mpg on the highway.

Drivers can upgrade fuel economy with a 123-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine that employs Auto Start-Stop technology to make 40 mpg on the highway. A 252-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder is exclusive to the Focus ST Hatchback and a 350-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder resides under the hood of the track-ready Ford Focus RS that adds performance-tuned all-wheel drive to your arsenal.

The Toyota Corolla employs a single engine with two variations – a standard 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a 140-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder that is exclusive to the Corolla LE Eco. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is standard and a six-speed manual is available. Paired with the CVT, the Corolla LE Eco will make 40 mpg on the highway while stock Toyota Corolla models make 35 mpg on the highway.

Technology is an added advantage that is provided by the 2018 Ford Focus at Marshal Mize Ford. Stock Ford Focus models employ a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD infotainment display that can be upgraded with a seven-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen display that provides one-touch access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. Toyota models are not available with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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
White 2018 Ford Focus Front Seat Interior