Audi A4 vs Ford Focus

2022 Audi A4
2022 Audi A4
$39,900MSRP
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2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2022 Audi A4
$39,900MSRP
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2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$39,900

MSRP

$17,225

Average price

$19,689

Average price

$9,131

Listings

4239

Listings

4812
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Cramped back seat

Reviews Summary

We’d forgotten just how terrific the Audi A4 can be. The compact luxury sports sedan is over half a decade old now. After a week-long stint in a 2022 Audi A4 Prestige 45 TFSI, we’re reminded of the A4’s fundamental appeal. From its rock-solid structure to its modern technology, nothing about the 2022 A4 telegraphs the car’s age. The A4 remains an excellent choice in a luxury sports sedan.

Reviews Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 201 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

201 hp @ 4200 rpm

Horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

26

MPG Highway

34

MPG Highway

36
2022 Audi A4
2022 Audi A4
$39,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Audi A4
$39,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$39,900
$17,225
Average price
$19,689
$9,131
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.2
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.3 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Cramped back seat
Summary
We’d forgotten just how terrific the Audi A4 can be. The compact luxury sports sedan is over half a decade old now. After a week-long stint in a 2022 Audi A4 Prestige 45 TFSI, we’re reminded of the A4’s fundamental appeal. From its rock-solid structure to its modern technology, nothing about the 2022 A4 telegraphs the car’s age. The A4 remains an excellent choice in a luxury sports sedan.

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 201 hp I4
2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Drive Train
AWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
201 hp @ 4200 rpm
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG City
26
26
MPG Highway
34
36
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