Driving in Central New Jersey is always interesting between our varying weather conditions and how quickly you can go from traveling for long stretches on the highway to driving around town or more urban areas.
Two vehicles have stood the test of time of being reliable all year around, saving you gas and giving you more bang for your buck: the Ford Focus that’s been on roads here since 1999 and the Ford Fiesta that’s been around since 2010. Oftentimes, shoppers even compare the 2 since they’re both offered in sedan and hatchback versions.
So, we wanted to compare the Ford Focus vs Ford Fiesta to help let you make the most informed car buying or leasing decision possible. For the sake of this comparison, we’re going to show the major differences between the 2 compact cars and point out some key similarities.
Ford Fiesta vs Ford Focus
If you’re looking to spend less, then the 2018 Ford Fiesta is the right choice at our Union County NJ dealership location. Not only is the starting MSRP lower than the Focus, but you can also get fuel economy rated at up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 27 mpg city thanks to the 1.6L 4-cylinder engine paired with 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.
In addition, the Fiesta provides more headroom & legroom up front measuring at 39.1″ and 43.6″, respectively. This means that taller drivers buying or leasing on a budget can get joy in knowing they won’t feel cramped inside.
The overall length of the Ford Fiesta is smaller than the Focus, making it easier to drive in urban areas and parallel park around town & in the city. This vehicle is offered in the S, SE, SEL, Titanium & performance-oriented ST trims.
If you’re looking for a family vehicle budget, then the 2018 Ford Focus models at our Union County NJ dealership location are ideal. That’s because there’s more room in the 2nd row of the Focus compared to the Fiesta.
In addition, you can get fuel economy rated at up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city thanks to the 1.0L EcoBoost® Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. If you’re looking for a zero-emissions vehicle, the Ford Focus Electric’s 107-kW electric motor and regenerative braking let you get up to an EPA-estimated 118 MPGe city and 96 MPGe highway.
The other model choice not offered for the Fiesta is the high-performance Ford Focus RS that delivers 252 hp from its 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. There are also distinct design cues for this model that you can’t get in the S, SE, SEL, Titanium & ST trims.
Salerno Duane Ford can help you determine the winner of the Ford Focus vs Ford Fiesta conundrum based on your driving needs and budget. Contact our team to schedule a test drive of one or both vehicles and to see standard & available features they have in common like:
- SYNC or SYNC 3 infotainment system
- Rearview camera
- Navigation system
- Power moonroof
- 7 airbags
- And more!