2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Ford Focus

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Hyundai Elantra vs Ford Focus

Side by Side Comparison of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra and the 2013 Ford Focus

The compact car is a popular size segment among Boston-area drivers, particularly those who are looking for a comfortable and fuel efficient commuting car. With each manufacturer trying to capture the market with its own model, it can be hard to distinguish which provides the best value for customers. Consider this side-by-side comparison between the 2013 Hyundai Elantra and the 2013 Ford Focus.

2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Ford Focus

Model Selection and Fuel Efficiency MPG

2013 Hyundai Elantra 

The Elantra sedan offerings include a GLS base model and Limited model which is loaded with extras. Both models of the 2013 Elantra sedan achieve an astounding 38 MPG HWY. When it comes to price, the 2013 Elantra is a better bargain with fuel efficiency and power offerings packed into the base model which is available from $16,965. If you want to spring for more features, the 2013 Elantra Limited which is listed from $21,115 is still less expensive than the 2013 Focus ST.

2013 Ford Focus

Ford offers four varieties of the 2013 Focus sedan. The four traditional Focus options have a huge price span. The basic Focus S Sedan begins at $16,200 and the price tag for the premium Focus ST is $23,700. Although the Focus ST is the most expensive model, it only achieves 37 MPG HWY which is less fuel efficient than the Elantra GLS. With Ford, you pay $16,200 for the 2013 Focus S Sedan which is only slightly less than the Elantra GLS for a bare-bones base model with lower fuel efficiency.

Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty

2013 Hyundai Elantra 

No wonder Hyundai refers to their warranty coverage as America’s Best Warranty™. Hyundai outperforms the Ford option across the board. Drive confidently in the Hyundai Elantra with a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertain Limited Warranty. Plus, Hyundai also includes a 5 Year Unlimited Mileage 24-hour Roadside Assistance solution.

2013 Ford Focus

Ford’s warranty for the 2013 Focus is considerably limited compared to Hyundai. A basic 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper to Bumper is included with purchase  as is an extended 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. Ford also includes 5-Year Roadside Assistance which is similar to Hyundai’s except that it includes a mileage restriction of 60,000.

Space and Style

2013 Hyundai Elantra 

The Elantra features the most aerodynamic body design in the compact class which assists with its stellar fuel efficiency rating.   Additionally, the Elantra has the roomiest interior in the compact class. The government even technically classifies it as a mid-sized sedan. There’s also more than enough room for all of your gear with 14.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume!

2013 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has recently been redesigned with a sportier new exterior. The interior of the 2013 Focus also resembles that of a sports car in terms of space with considerably room than the Elantra. The Focus offers 13.2 cu. ft. of cargo space which isn’t bad for a compact but is more than one cu. ft. less than the Elantra which could mean having to leave something behind.

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