2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Nissan Sentra

As surprising as it may be to many life-long die hard gearheads, the compact car class has become one of the most popular segments in the automotive industry. Once thought to be a passing fad that would quickly fall by the wayside, compact cars have proven to be powerful enough, safe enough and spacious enough to stick around for the long haul. And a lot of that has to do with models like the Ford Focus.

While the Ford Focus has helped popularize the compact car class, the 2017 Ford Focus is working to completely revolutionize it thanks to its powerful and efficient engine options, impressive cargo capacity and comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. All of this has combined to put the new Focus at the top of the compact car segment. To see what we mean, we’re putting it up against the 2017 Nissan Sentra in a head-to-head comparison to help you find out which model is right for you.

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2017 Ford Focus VS 2017 Nissan Sentra
160 HP Horsepower 130 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 128 lb-ft.
26 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 27 MPG
36 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 35 MPG

2017 Ford Focus: More Powerful and Just as Efficient

As you can see from the table, the 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 Nissan Sentra are pretty comparable in terms of fuel efficiency. The 2017 Focus gets 26 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2017 Sentra gets 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

Now, you may think comparable gas mileage equals comparable power but, in this case, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the new Ford Focus blows away the competition by providing 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, compared to 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque from the new Nissan Sentra.

So in the end, thanks to its superior power and comparable fuel economy, the 2017 Ford Focus comes out on top. If you’d like to learn more about the new Focus, our helpful and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Athens, Georgia, is just a call or click away.

2017 Ford Focus front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Focus front side exterior
2017 Ford Focus side exterior

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