Hyundai Elantra vs Ford Focus

2018 Hyundai ElantraDuring your search for the perfect compact car, you’ve probably encountered some great options, two of which are the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus. While running your Saturday errands around Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington, both vehicles will offer the efficiency, comfort, and convenience you need.

At Andy Mohr Automotive, we want our customers to know all their options inside and out that they’ll have when shopping with us. Both cars offer a bevy of excellent choices that allow drivers to customize their driving experiences, from trim levels to transmissions. In this handy comparison, we’ll spell out the attributes of both models so you can choose which one you’d rather park in your garage.

Elantra vs Focus: Engine and Fuel Efficiency

Ford Focus Engine and Fuel EfficiencyOne of the biggest joys of owning a compact vehicle is knowing that they offer quality engines with the “oomph” you need without emptying your wallet to fill up at the gas station. The Hyundai Elantra comes equipped with a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine and offers 147 horsepower for your get-up-and-go.  Similarly equipped with the same size engine, the Ford Focus offers 160 horsepower.

When it comes to how far you can travel on one tank of gas, both of these vehicles will keep you on the road longer. The Elantra gets an EPA-estimated 26 city and an impressive 36 highway MPG1 while the Focus offers 25 city and 34 highway MPG-great fuel economy all around.

Ford vs Hyundai: Safety

2018 Ford Focus SafetyWhen you look back on the history of cars, we’ve come a long way. With both the Elantra and Focus, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with driving a safety-centric car. After the entry-level model, each of these vehicles features a standard rear-view camera so that you’re able to see any and all obstacles that may be behind your car.

The Elantra can also offer its drivers Vehicle Stability Management which controls how well the Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, and traction control work together. The Ford Focus offers something similar called AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, maximizing the way your car hugs the road during inclement weather.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Ford Focus: Technology

2018 Hyundai Elantra TechnologyBoth of these cars give drivers the opportunity to really enjoy the freedom of the open road complete with their own personal soundtrack. With the AM/FM MP3 6-speaker system in the Elantra and the AM/FM MP3 4-speaker stereo in the Focus, you can crank your favorite playlist and let the work day drift away.

You also don’t have to worry about trying to find the right key at the exact moment when a sudden rain shower starts. With the simple push of a button, you’ll be able to unlock or lock your vehicle by using the standard keyless entry that is a part of the Elantra and Focus alike.

Should I Buy the Ford Focus or Hyundai Elantra?

Whether you’re looking to find something efficient for your commutes around Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington or you simply want something small and peppy, the Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Focus each offer tons of desirable features for your driving pleasure. Check out what we have to offer at Andy Mohr Automotive and schedule your test drive today!

1 EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.