2018 Ford Focus versus 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Ford Focus Brown


2018 Toyota Corolla Gray



While vehicles like the 2018 Toyota Corolla get a lot of attention for their design and clever marketing, there are many reasons why the 2018 Ford Focus is a better option for your Collinsville commute. To kick things off, the Ford Focus mpg ratings beat the Corolla at 42 highway mpg to 40 highway mpg on the Corolla.

For more, check out our side-by-side comparison of the two and see if you don't agree, when it comes to performance, features, and price the Focus takes the win.

The Focus is a Better Value Than the Corolla

Not only does the Ford Focus have a base price that is hundreds less than the Corolla, but it offers Fairview Heights shoppers more value for their money as well with available features such as

  • Remote Vehicle Start

  • Automatic Power Windows

  • Heated Steering Wheel

  • Automated Parking

You won't find features like those on the Corolla; Toyota doesn't even give you the option and starts at a higher price -- $18,600 vs $17,950 of the Focus.

2018 Ford Focus Steering Wheel

The Ford Focus is More Powerful Than the Toyota

The Ford Focus is equipped with a standard 2.0 L 4-cylinder powerplant that generates 160-hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. This is far more than the Toyota Corolla's standard 1.8 L 4-cylinder engine that creates only 140-hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. The Focus 1.0 L EcoBoost engine offers higher potential mpg ratings too thanks to the automatic start/stop technology that turns off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and restarting it again when you're ready to go. The Corolla doesn't offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

You may not think that power matters on a small car, but that big a difference means you'll feel sluggish on the road when driving the Toyota. Want to elevate things? Go for the Focus ST.

2018 Ford Focus Performance

See the Difference in Person

You don't have to take our word for it. Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford Focus at Auffenberg Ford in O'Fallon and see why experts like Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine consistently choose the Ford Focus over the Toyota Corolla.

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