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2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,270
128 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
18 GOOD deals

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2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,727

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Focus
S
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Currently available in two body styles and a variety of trim levels, with a choice of engines and transmissions, the highly versatile and configurable Ford Focus compact car coasts int...

2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Chevrolet Sonic, offered as both a hatchback and a sedan, occupies the same subcompact segment as the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris. It continues into 2020 relatively unchan...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Ford Focus
S
5
writes:
Ok not too many accessories
75
writes:
The Focus St is a great, fun, reliable, daily driver. Its the best of both worlds. With the powerful 2.0L ecob...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More Agressive"
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More fun to drive"
40
writes:
Comfortable car for driver with stylish exterior. Good Cargo capacity. Back seats are problematic for tall pas...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback FWD better.
"The diesel option provides great gas mileage"
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Ford Focus
S
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 12.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 650 RPM
160 hp @ 650 RPM
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
2.85 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 34.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 14.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 173.9 in
Width 80.5 in 68.3 in
Height 57.8 in 59.7 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 99.4 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Focus
S

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-Speed Powershift Automatic
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted White Wheels

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