2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus

For the drive from Odessa and Middletown to Dover, a reliable compact sedan is a great choice for taking a fun ride in style.

Both the Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus will get you there with efficiency and safety, but what sets them apart? We offer this side-by-side look to help you decide which compact sedan is right for you with the help of our  2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus comparison.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus Exterior Design

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra makes a bold first impression when it rolls up. It introduces itself with a wide horizontal grille with its signature logo in the middle.

The grille is framed by sleek diagonal headlights and striking air intakes. The front sits low to the ground, while the hood is raised and rounded. This makes the Elantra appear larger and more impressive.

The streamlined design and accents extend along the side as well, making it look like a flashy luxury car. They finally meet in the back along diagonal taillights and an angled trunk.

Though this design makes the Elantra appear larger, it actually has a narrow body to give it quicker and more agile handling.

The Focus is relatively the same size, but you wouldn't think so at first glance. Its hood slopes down, while the layout of the grille and headlights make it appear smaller.

The Focus has no aerodynamic accent lines along the side. The back is angled upward, but the oddly shaped headlights and small trunk draw attention away from it.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus Interior Style

On the inside, the Hyundai continues to blend style into this compact sedan. Options are available for both cloth and leather seating, as well as an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The dashboard is symmetrical with climate controls on each side and the 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system in the center.

On this screen you can access navigation, look behind you with the standard rearview camera or connect your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

The infotainment system on the Ford model is also compatible with these apps, but its layout and design may make it harder to use.

The entire dashboard is rounded. This creates a bulky, awkward look to the interior and means that the touchscreen is sitting at an angle.

This layout and the position of the vertical air vents that border the touchscreen make it look smaller. Combine that with its diagonal position, and it's slightly harder to read and navigate.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus Technology

The infotainment system is just the beginning of the technology in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

The Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car system allows you to control your car's functions with your smartphone.

Download the Blue Link app and you'll be able to find your car in a parking garage, start your engine, set the climate control, lock and unlock the doors and activate the lights and horn all with your phone.

This service also watches out for you. In the event of an accident, it sends out Automatic Collision Notifications, so you can get Enhanced Roadside Assistance.

It keeps you up on your maintenance, too, with On-Demand Diagnostics and a Monthly Vehicle Health Report.

The Ford Focus  also has a mobile app, but it doesn't offer nearly as much functionality. It's mostly designed for locking and unlocking the doors.

Which Sedan Is Right For You?

It's clear that the Hyundai Elantra offers drivers in Odessa, Middletown and Dover a stylish ride both inside and out.

Visit Winner Hyundai to take one for a test drive or learn more about this 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus comparison.

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