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2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Ford Focus
          The 2016 Ford Focus is the perfect blend of engineering and adrenaline.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Focus has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.
Why did KBB.com name the 2016 Ford Focus ST the Best Sporty Compact Car in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards? Because it offers "good times without the financial guilt," and it's "an exciting car without breaking the bank." We couldn't agree more2.

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2016 Ford Focus3, the answer is yes. On the 2016 Nissan Sentra, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2016 Ford Focus4, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2016 Nissan Sentra5.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Ford Focus4. Want it on the 2016 Nissan Sentra5? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Focus6, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Nissan Sentra, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Nissan Sentrastandard7HID Headlightsstandard4Leather Seatingstandard8standard4Premium Sound Systemoptional5standard6Rear Parking Aid

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2016 Ford Focus3, with 22 more horses in braking power per ton than 2016 Nissan Sentra9, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Focus3, boasting 220 more horses and 65 more horses per ton than the 2016 Nissan Sentra10.
The 2016 Ford Focus's3 increased torque - 3507 lb.-ft. vs. 1289 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Nissan Sentra1553Braking Power Per Ton13393507Horsepower13091563Horsepower Per Ton9193507Torque1289

Safety

If you're driving a 2016 Ford Focus4, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2016 Nissan Sentra, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Nissan Sentraoptional4Lane Departure Warning System

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Ford Focus's6 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2016 Nissan Sentra.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Nissan Sentrahas6Turbocharged

Usability

Offering 4 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2016 Nissan Sentra5, the 2016 Ford Focus11 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2016 Ford FocusVS2016 Nissan Sentra3811Rear Head Room3693811Rear Leg Room369
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-sporty-compact-car/

3 - 2016 Ford Focus 5dr HB ST

4 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn Titanium

5 - 2016 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SR

6 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn SE

7 - 2016 Ford Focus 5dr HB RS

8 - 2016 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SL

9 - 2016 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sdn I4 Manual S

10 - 2016 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sdn I4 CVT FE+ S

11 - 2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sdn S