2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus
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Elantra vs. Focus: Which Is the Better Small Car for You?

There are lots of practical reasons to shop for a compact car. They’re usually more fuel efficient than larger vehicles, they’re easy to maneuver on narrow city streets and in tight parking garages, and they often have lower starting prices. There are also a couple of impractical – but fun – reasons to shop for a compact car, like turbocharged engines and “hot hatch” five-door body styles.

The 2018 Ford Focus and 2018 Hyundai Elantra are both available as sedans or hatchbacks, and they have trim levels that range from basic commuter cars to high-horsepower performance vehicles. Using U.S. News scoring data, we’ll compare both of these cars in detail across nearly a dozen categories to see which comes out on top.

Note that our scores change as new information becomes available, so the scores mentioned in this slideshow might not match the scores in our reviews. 

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