2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Ford Focus Baltimore MD

2018 Hyundai  Elantra


2018 Ford Focus

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2018 Hyundai  Elantra

2018 Ford Focus


6-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

Fuel Economy

36 MPG on the Highway

34 MPG on the Highway

Cargo Space

14.4 cu. ft.

13.2 cu. ft.




2018 Hyundai  Elantra vs 2018 Ford Focus near Glen Burnie, MD

The compact sedan market offers so many options for the 2018 model year but there are two that clearly stand out from the rest! The 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Ford Focus. The Hyundai Elantra was completely redesigned last year, but there are still quite a few new enhancements for 2018 like the brand new SEL trim level! This sedan is fun to drive and commute in thanks to an improved ride quality and loads of tech features. The 2018 Ford Focus is largely unchanged for the 2018 model year but it offers great fuel efficiency, excellent style, and a comfortable ride! Check out the rest of our comparison to find out which car comes out on top!

2018 Hyundai  Elantra Power & Handling

There are few powertrain options for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The standard engine choice for many of the lower trims is a 2.0-liter inline-4 that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai connects this engine with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. With this engine and the automatic transmission, the Elantra can get 38 miles per gallon on the highway! There are two other powertrain options for 2018. The Sport model is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 201 horsepower and can get 33 mpg on the highway! The most fuel-efficient option is the Eco model's 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 that creates 128 horsepower. Paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission this engine can get 40 mpg on the highway!

2018 Ford Focus Power & Handling

The 2018 Focus also offers a few different powertrain options for the 2018 model year. The standard choice is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that creates 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Ford pairs this engine with a five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The other powertrain option s a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 that delivers 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai pairs this engine with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Hyundai  Elantra Features & Design

The Elantra got a total redesign for the 2017 model and it was only made better for 2018 with ride interior and exterior feature improvements! Standard features for the 2018 model year include a USB port, a 3.5-inch display screen, a six-speaker sound system, a rear seat with 60/40 split folding, air-conditioning, a height adjustable driver seat, power mirrors, front disc and rear drum brakes, and 15-inch steel wheels. Opting for the automatic transmission adds Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, and cruise control! There are tons of other features that are available throughout the upper trim levels like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, and Hyundai's Blue Link system!

2018 Ford Focus Features & Design

There are four Focus trim levels available for the 2018 model year. Standard features for the entry-level model include a rearview camera, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a four-speaker sound system, power locks and mirrors, a four-speaker sound system, and a USB port. To gain features like dual-zone automatic climate control, daytime running lights, ambient interior lighting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker Sony stereo system, and two USB ports you'll have to move up through the upper trim levels.


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra definitely comes out on top thanks to the incredible interior and exterior style, multiple capable powertrain options, and loads of standard features! We love the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and we know that you will too so come on down today to check it this sedan out in person! If you have any questions fill out the contact form below or give us a call to set up an appointment 888-714-8028!

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