2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Ford Focus

The Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Focus are vehicles classified in the same category. At first glance, most people choosing between the two would pick the Ford Focus, mostly due to the fact that it’s a brand that has more market penetration compared to the Hyundai. In reality, however, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is better than the 2016 Ford Focus in more ways than one, and would be the ideal vehicle to buy if you want a vehicle that will not only be practical, but also one that you will enjoy driving every day.

Design & Style

The Ford Focus has been designed to have some elements of the previous iteration of the Focus, but which have been upgraded with the addition of features such as sharper creases and LED lights. The result is a vehicle that might be pretty to some, and bland to others. The Hyundai, on the other hand, is easily recognizable due to its unique design. This is hard to do in an automotive marked where all the car makers are trying to come up with car designs that will sell the most. The Hyundai Elantra has a design theme that has made it look grown up and sporty at the same time.

When it comes to the interior, the Ford Focus has a fault or two in an otherwise well-designed interior. Despite the fact that the arrangement of buttons and other controls is intuitive, there are some parts that seem to be made of low quality material, particularly around the dashboard. The vehicle could also do with some more rear leg room. The Hyundai Elantra has an interior that is well balanced. Quality materials such as leather have been used to give the vehicle a premium feel, and all the buttons have been intuitively placed. In the Hyundai, you will feel like you are in a much more expensive car than a Hyundai Elantra.

Technology & Safety

Safety laws in many parts of the world means that most cars have more or less the same type of safety features. These include driver and passenger airbags, antilock braking systems and seat belt pre-tensioners. However, the Hyundai goes further than this by providing even more including pedestrian detection systems, braking assistance, lane departure assistance and knee airbags. These features are there to ensure that you will be confident driving the Hyundai, and that in case of any incident, you will be as safe as possible.

As far as technology goes, the Hyundai has invested a lot in research and development, and this shows in the number of tech you will find in the Hyundai. Examples of these include a handsfree smart trunk, smart cruise control, LED daytime running lights and an integrated memory system all of which are not present in the Ford Focus


The 2016 Ford Focus has a base engine that has a 2.0-liter displacement with double overhead camshafts, producing 160 horsepower and 146 lb ft of torque. On the other hand, the more powerful 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a 2-lier inline 4 engine producing 174 horsepower mated to a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission depending on the buyer’s preferences. The Hyundai has more power output, has a sharper response and generally handles better compared to the Ford Focus.

The Bottom Line

The Hyundai Elantra is a car that is highly popular with family-orientated car buyers today, and the 2017 version is the culmination of a lot of research and development. The result is a vehicle that has all you need, and which is also reliable and fun to drive as well. Compared to the Ford Focus, the Hyundai Elantra is easily the best choice.

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To get a real feel of how the Hyundai Elantra performs on the roads, you should consider taking it for a test drive. To do so, call us at Springfield Hyundai to make an appointment or drop by at our dealership today.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.