2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Subaru WRX Comparison
2018 Ford Focus
Starting Price: $18,825 | Price yours
Above Average: Fuel economy, sporty styling and performance
Below Average: Interior room, price
Consensus: Practical choice in the segment
2018 Subaru WRX
Starting Price: $27,855 | Price yours
Above Average: Performance, track-tuned suspension
Below Average: Interior comfort
Consensus: Speed and usability meet a balance
The Ford Focus has four different trim levels available as well as several powertrains. As a sedan or hatchback, the latter also having a full electric option, the Focus is fuel efficient and sports great performance, especially in the hatchback-only Focus ST and RS trims. Though smaller than many competitors, the Focus doesn’t sacrifice much due to its size. The Subaru WRX brings a retuned suspension for improved handling to this year’s model. Subaru Starlink Multimedia brings navigation, music, and weather right to the steering wheel. Starlink Safety and Security includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery and other services. Two engine models offer the choice for plenty of turbocharged power.
Ford Focus Advantages
The MyFord Mobile App can monitor the charge of your Electric Focus and get you directions to the nearest charging station. Several trim levels and powertrains available, including the 350-horsepower RS hatchback and 107 combined mpg-e Electric hatch.
Subaru WRX Advantages
Symmetrical all-wheel drive creates razor-sharp handling, EyeSight driver-assist safety technology, spacious trunk.
High-performance options, peace-of-mind safety features, enjoyable drivability.
The Ford Focus is a very practical choice for a compact car, with plenty of trim and engine options to choose from, and also has performance chops. The Subaru WRX is the high-performance, sports sedan that’ll attract those looking for just that without breaking the bank.
|2018 Ford Focus||2018 Subura WRX|
|Engine||2.0-liter I4||2.0-liter turbo I4|
|Horsepower||160 hp @ 6,500 rpm||268 hp @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||146 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm||258 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm|
|Transmission||Manual, 5-speed||Manual, 6-speed|
|Fuel Economy||28 mpg (25 city, 34 hwy)||23 mpg (21 city, 27 hwy)|
|Also Available||Automatic, 2.0L I5, 2.3L I4, 1.0L I3,||Automatic, 2.5L turbo I4|
|Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 Stars||N/A|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbasae||104.3 inches||104.3 inches|
|Overall Length||178.7 inches||180.9 inches|
|Width||80.5 inches||70.7 inches|
|Height||57.8 inches||58.1 inches|
|Turning Diameter||36.0 feet||35.4 feet|
|Headroom, Front||38.3 inches||39.8 inches|
|Headroom, 2nd row||38.0 inches||37.1 inches|
|Legroom, Front||43.1 inches||43.3 inches|
|Legroom, 2nd row||33.2 inches||35.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||55.6 inches||55.6 inches|
|Shoulder Room, 2nd row||52.6 inches||54.2 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||90.0 cu. ft.||96.6 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||13.2 cu. ft.||12.0 cu. ft.|