2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Toyota Corolla driving fast down a street

For drivers in the market for a smaller car, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Ford Focus are both great options. Both provide a significant amount of driver assistance, safety, entertainment and convenience features at an affordable price. However, the differences in interior space and options in addition to fuel economy should not be ignored.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla’s base engine is a four-cylinder 1.8-liter engine. This engine received an EPA rating of 28 miles per gallon for city driving and 36 miles per gallon for highway driving, for a combined rating of 32 miles per gallon. The 2018 Ford Focus’ four-cylinder 2.0-liter base engine received a rating of 25 miles per gallon for city driving, 34 miles per gallon for highway driving and a combined rating of 28 miles per gallon.

2018 Toyota Corolla Interior, Driver Assistance & Safety Details

Further differences can be found between the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Ford Focus. The interior volume of the 2018 Corolla is 110.5 cubic feet in comparison to the 103.2 cubic feet. This difference in volume provides more space for rear-seat passengers, with the 2018 Corolla providing 41.4 inches of rear leg room compared to the 2018 Focus’ 33.2 inches. Additionally, the 2018 Toyota Corolla has three interior color options while the 2018 Focus has two options.

2018 Toyota Corolla safety features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Head-impact protection structure.