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2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Nissan Sentra

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Nissan Sentra
2017 Ford Focus
          The 2017 Ford Focus: inspiring, by design.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Focus has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2017 Ford Focus2 and the 2017 Nissan Sentra3 on the highway.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentra382epa estimated highway mpg373

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2017 Ford Focus4, the answer is yes. On the 2017 Nissan Sentra, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2017 Ford Focus5. Want it on the 2017 Nissan Sentra6? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Ford Focus5, 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 2017 Nissan Sentra, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentrastandard4hid headlights-standard5premium sound systemoptional6standard5rear parking aid-

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2017 Ford Focus7, with 13 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Nissan Sentra8, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus9, boasting 162 more horses and 31 more horses per ton than the 2017 Nissan Sentra10.
The 2017 Ford Focus's9 increased torque - 3509 lb.-ft. vs. 17710 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentra1557braking power per ton14283509horsepower188101567horsepower per ton12583509torque17710

Safety

If you're driving a 2017 Ford Focus11, 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 2017 Nissan Sentra, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2017 Ford Focus12 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Nissan Sentra13.14.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentraoptional11lane departure warning system-512overall crash rating413

Technical

The 2017 Ford Focus's9 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentrahas9all driven wheels-

Usability

Offering 4 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2017 Nissan Sentra13, the 2017 Ford Focus12 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentra3812rear head room36133812rear leg room3613

Pricing

The 2017 Ford Focus's12 MSRP is slightly less than the 2017 Nissan Sentra13 - about $215 less - but to a budget-conscious buyer, every penny counts.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Ford Focus's12 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Nissan Sentra13.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Nissan Sentra$16,77512msrp$16,99013512roadside assistance313
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2017 Ford Focus SE Sedan

3 - 2017 Nissan Sentra S CVT

4 - 2017 Ford Focus Electric Hatch

5 - 2017 Ford Focus SEL Sedan

6 - 2017 Nissan Sentra SR CVT

7 - 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatch

8 - 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo Manual

9 - 2017 Ford Focus RS Hatch

10 - 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo CVT

11 - 2017 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan

12 - 2017 Ford Focus S Sedan

13 - 2017 Nissan Sentra S Manual

14 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings