**This is a sponsored article by Mullinax Ford of Central Florida**

2013 Ford Focus vs. 2013 Hyundai Elantra

Both the Ford Focus and the Hyundai Elantra fall into two categories of cars –

  • Affordable Small Cars
  • Affordable Compact Cars

Let’s compare some features of each vehicle –
The 2013 Ford Focus has a larger engine than the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan.

Engine Size:

Ford FocusHyundai Elantra
  • 160hp, 2.0 liter, or
  • 159hp, 2.0 liter
  • 145hp, 1.8 liter, or
  • 148hp, 1.8 liter

Stop Times and Braking:
The 2013 Ford Focus has a much shorter stopping distance than the Hyundai Elantra. These distances are based on a starting speed of 60mph.

Ford FocusHyundai Elantra
110 feet126 feet

Fuel Economy:
The Ford Focus offers superior fuel economy to that of the Hyundai Elantra Sedan.

Ford FocusHyundai Elantra
28mpg city28mpg city
40mpg highway38mpg highway

Features of the Focus
The Ford Focus offers several features that are not available on the Elantra:

  • An optional remote start system; the driver can start the vehicle from inside their home, etc.
  • Windows that can be child locked while still allowing the driver to operate them (in the Elantra when child locks are engaged, no one can operate the windows)
  • Available exterior keypad, making it virtually impossible to lock yourself out of your Focus.
  • Optional Ford SYNC offers hands free control of your sound system, smartphone, and more. Hyundai does not offer any comparable features on the Elantra.
  • The Focus features a cap-less fuel filling system, while the Elantra still has a traditional gas cap.


Resale Value and Maintenance Costs:
The Ford Focus has a much higher resale value after 2 years as well as after 4 years of ownership.

Length of timeFord FocusHyundai Elantra
2 years60-63% of retained48% of value retained
4 years44-45%33% of value retained

Maintenance costs for the 2013 Ford Focus are estimated to be lower than those of the Hyundai Elantra. From the Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 2013 Ford Focus will cost less to operate than the Elantra by about $77 (suggested maintenance up to 50k miles).


Mullinax Ford has a huge selection of all different models of the 2013 Ford Focus. From the more basic S to the eco-friendly FlexFuel to the sleek hatchback, there’s a Focus for everyone. Mullinax Ford currently has more than 100 2013 Ford Focus models in stock at their 5 dealerships. Contact Mullinax Ford today!