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2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,677
128 listings nationwide

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2016 Dodge Dart
Aero FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,407
16 listings nationwide

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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...

2016 Dodge Dart
Aero FWD
Aaron Cole Test Drive Review:

The 2016 Dodge Dart is the king (or queen) of big compacts with a large exterior that rivals that of some midsize sedans. With a lot of metal to haul around, the Dart may not be the qu...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2018 Ford Focus
S
5
writes:
Ok not too many accessories
65
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"
30
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"
2016 Dodge Dart
Aero FWD
365
writes:
Such a great car for the price handles like a dream plenty of power and does excellent on fuel would definitel...
10
writes:
Sporty, Pickup, cool riding.Smooth ride.
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S worse.
"Very cool and low to the ground for a sport car value ride. Altima is for very safe family man."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S worse.
"Leg room and but gripping seats in the Dodge, Nissan back seat is very boxy."
40
writes:
Very responsive and nice take off power

Specs

2018 Ford Focus
S
2016 Dodge Dart
Aero FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
40 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 650 RPM
160 hp @ 650 RPM
160 hp @ 5,500 RPM
160 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12:1
9.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
2.83 in x 3.31 in
2.83 in x 3.31 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 4 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
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 183.9 in
Width 80.5 in 72 in
Height 57.8 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 106.4 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
2016 Dodge Dart
Aero FWD

Exterior Colors

  • B5 Blue Pearlcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Laser Blue Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • Redline 2-Coat Pearl
  • TorRed
  • True Blue Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Radio: 8.4 NAV
  • Radio: 8.4 Navigation
  • Mopar Interior Manual Transmission Package
  • Mopar Black/Red/Gray Dart Graphic
  • Mopar Full Hood Black/Red Stripe
  • Mopar Roof/Hood Dual Black Stripes
  • Painted Black Satin Graphics Package
  • Quick Order Package 26F Turbo
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Dual Dry Clutch Auto (C633)

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