The 2012 Ford Focus vs the 2012 Toyota Corolla

2012 Ford Focus


The 2012 Ford Focus is available for Chicago drivers at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. The completely redesigned Ford Focus is all new for the 2012 model year. Starting at just $16,500 (MSRP), the Focus features a strong engine and great handling, and is available in both a hatchback and a sedan body with a selection of trims. The latest Focus also has a great fuel economy, a feature budget conscious drivers are sure to love.

Chicago drivers in the market for a new affordable compact car have a lot of choices, and may also consider the Toyota Corolla, so let's take a look at how it stacks up against the 2012 Focus.


Ford Conquers with Affordability, Fuel Economy, and Features

Comparing the 2012 Ford Focus S sedan with the 2012 Toyota Corolla S 4-Spd MT:

When comparably equipped the Focus will run you
$17,295, while the Corolla is priced at $18,785. That's a clear indicator that you're getting quantity and quality for less with the Ford.

The latest Ford sedan comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that comes paired with a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive. A six-speed automatic transmission is also available. This engine produces 160 hp with an EPA estimated 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

The 2012 Toyota Corolla comes equipped with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produces 132 hp. The Corolla lags behind the Focus with 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

While both vehicles come equipped with common amenities like manual air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo, a CD player and power accessories,  the Focus also features rear seat HVAC ducts, a battery saver/run down protection feature, and an optional driver’s door keyless entry keypad.


We think it's pretty clear that not only is the Focus a better vehicle, but it's also more affordable, making it easily the better choice for Chicago drivers.


Visit Terry’s Ford and Test Drive the 2012 Ford Focus

Terry’s Ford is less than an hour’s drive from Chicago, and we are confidant you will find the drive well worth it when you see out impressive inventory of new and used Ford vehicles.

Visit us in Peotone to test drive the 2012 Focus, or
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