The 2015 Ford Focus vs. the 2015 Nissan Altima

Ford Focus

Chicago and Manteno drivers comparing the 2015 Ford Focus to competitors like the 2015 Nissan Altima quickly realize that it’s a vehicle without equal. With plenty of room, exceptional power, and a wealth of comfort and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Focus is a strong competitor.

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Trims and Prices

Ford Focus With six trim levels to choose from in either sedan or hatchback, Chicago and Manteno drivers have plenty of choices with the 2015 Ford Focus.

  • S Sedan: Starting at just $17,170, the S Sedan includes popular features as standard, including speed sensitive volume control and cutting-edge AdvanceTrac electronic stability control.
  • SE Sedan: Starting at $18,460, the SE Sedan includes cruise control, and an upgraded sound system, as well as automatic quad-beam halogen headlights.
  • SE Hatch: For a starting price of $18,960, this model unites the technology of the SE Sedan with hatchback versatility.  
  • Titanium Sedan: Starting at $23,170, the Titanium Sedan is fitted with only the best. That means an 8-way power, leather-trimmed driver’s seat, dual-zone temperature control, and a 390-watt Sony Audio system.
  • Titanium Hatch: With a starting price of $23,670, the Titanium Hatch delivers the same level of luxury with plenty of cargo space in a hatchback configuration.
  • ST: Starting at $24,370, the ST harnesses the colossal strength of a turbocharged, direct-injection 2.0L EcoBoost engine to put drivers in control of 252 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 2015 Nissan Altima is available in only five trims levels, and isn’t offered as a hatchback at all. Starting at $22,300 with the 2.5 trim and moving all the way to the $32,350 3.5 SL model, this vehicle both starts and finishes higher in price than the 2015 Ford Focus, despite failing to match it in terms of comfort or engineering.


Power and Mileage

Ford FocusChicago and Manteno drivers can prioritize efficiency, performance, or a blend of both when they drive home in a 2015 Ford Focus. Fitted as standard with a 160 hp, 2.0L engine, the Focus can also be fitted with a 1.0L EcoBoost I-3, which returns 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. If you want more power, the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 for the ST trim delivers 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

The 2015 Nissan Altima can be equipped with a 2.5L I-4 or a 3.5L V6 engine, which only comes with the most expensive trim level. The standard 2.5L engine generates 182 hp and has maximum mileage ratings of 27 in the city and 38 on the highway, which is less efficient than the 2015 Focus can be. The Altima’s 3.5L V6 offers 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and it roughly matches the ST’s 2.0L EcoBoost engine in terms of output. Of course, you’ll have to pay just shy of $8000 more than the ST price to get the 3.5L engine for the Altima.


The 2015 Nissan Altima offers a cargo capacity of just 15.4 cubic feet, with no option to extend that cargo area when you need more space. When opting for the hatchback, the 2015 Ford Focus experiences no such problems. You’ll be able to fit 23.8 cubic feet, even with all seats occupied. If you need more space, just fold the second row to utilize up to 44.8 cubic feet of cargo room.

Comfort and Convenience

Ford Focus The 2015 Ford Focus offers features that drivers prefer, and it comes with some standard features that are unavailable for the 2015 Nissan Altima, These include:

  • Rearview Camera: Reversing is effortless with the 2015 Focus’ camera, which provides a live display to your dash.
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control: This handy feature reduces or increases the volume of your audio system to compensate for changes in engine noise.

Safety Features

Both the 2015 Ford Focus and the 2015 Nissan Altima benefit from a comprehensive set of standard safety devices, including features such as stability control, traction control, and anti-locking brakes as standard across each model. It’s also important to note that the 2015 Ford Focus outperformed the 2015 Nissan Altima in the NHSTA’s rollover crash test and achieved a 5-star safety rating.

Experience the 2015 Ford Focus Near Manteno

The 2015 Ford Focus is a profoundly more impressive vehicle than the 2015 Nissan Altima. To test-drive yours today, just come down to the showroom at Terry’s Ford of Peotone.