2016 Toyota Corolla Vs. Ford Focus: Everything You Need to Know
For the past few months we’ve been a one car family. I’m not going to lie – it’s been a difficult adjustment! We are taking our time before purchasing another vehicle though and are making sure that we don’t rush into anything. I’ve also been doing a lot of car research and comparisons. I’m sure that if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, you’re probably comparing different makes in your price range to see which one gives you the most bang for your buck. A car is a huge purchase, and you shouldn’t do it until you have completely thought it through. Two great small commuter cars that are very similar are the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. Here is everything you need to know about the Corolla vs. the Focus. 🙂
The Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus have similar warranties. They both have a basic warranty of 36 months or 36,000 miles. They both have a powertrain warranty of 60 months or 60,000 miles. Both vehicles have a corrosion perforation warranty that includes 60 months with an unlimited distance. This is all of the warranties The major differences are the maintenance and roadside assistance coverage. The Toyota Corolla has a roadside assistance coverage of 24 months with unlimited distance, and the Ford Focus has a roadside assistance coverage of 60 months but with a 60,000-mile limited distance. However, the Corolla has maintenance coverage of 24 months or 25,000 miles, and the Focus doesn’t have maintenance coverage at all.
Cost of Ownership
The Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus are almost exactly the same price. The MSRP of the Corolla is between $17,300 and $23,125. For the Focus, it’s between $17,225 and $23,725. Both vehicles have the same fuel economy of 30 city/ 42 highway mpg. The MSRP can vary depending on the different options you want in your vehicle. With added options, you can expect to pay about $3,000 less for the Corolla vs. the Ford Focus. (You can find more information about the Toyota Corolla cost of ownership vs. other competitors by visiting this link.)
The cost of ownership is more than just the MSRP and gas. You also need to consider the depreciation, taxes, fees, financing, insurance, repairs, and more. With all of those factors combined with the fuel, you’re looking at about another $24,000 over a five-year span.
The Corolla and Focus are both great vehicles, but the Corolla is the slightly less expensive option. I am still unsure of the size of vehicle we will purchase next, but in the meantime I’ll keep shopping around.
Do you own a Corolla or a Focus? What are your personal favorite things about them?