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Ford Focus Sedan
2018 Ford Focus Sedan
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$17,950
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra
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$19,410
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Jetta
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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$18,995
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic (+$1,095)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
149 hp @ 6400 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic (+$1,095)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,935 lbs
3,036 lbs
2,895 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
33 MPG
34 MPG
City
25 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
39 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
5.3 Tons/yr
5.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
310 miles
359.6 miles
396 miles
Cruising Range Highway
421.6 miles
483.6 miles
541.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
178.5 in
182.7 in
185.1 in
Height
57.7 in
56.9 in
57.4 in
Max Width
71.8 in
71.5 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.2 in
62.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
60.4 in
62.8 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
104.3 in
106.8 in
105.7 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.8 in
5.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
44 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38.9 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
56.4 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
53.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.2 in
34.7 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
36.7 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.7 in
54.5 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.7 in
53.3 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
14.3 ft³
14.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
38.1 ft
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 5.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 5.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Black Uni
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles