|2016 Ford Focus||2016 Chevy Sonic|
|2.0-liter, I-4||Engine||1.8-liter, I-4|
|160 @ 6500 RPM||Horsepower||138 @ 6300 RPM|
|146 @ 4450 RPM||Torque||125 @ 3800 RPM|
|36 MPG||HWY Fuel Economy||35 MPG|
2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Chevy Sonic
There are very few vehicles on the market today that have stood the test of time the same way that the Ford Focus has. This model has been on the market since the late 1990s and has continued to grow in popularity each and every year. In fact, the Ford Focus actually surpassed the Toyota Corolla back in 2012 to become the best-selling automotive nameplate, which is an absolutely historic achievement for the model, and the brand. The Ford Focus is back and better than ever for the new 2016 model year. Ford has taken all the things that we already loved about the Ford Focus and improved upon them for the new model year. This is truly the best version of the Ford Focus to ever roll out of a Ford assembly plant.
The Ford Focus not only competes in the compact sedan segment, it excels in it. That is a huge accomplishment considering all the other contenders in that segment. One of the other heavy-hitters in the compact sedan segment is Chevy’s Sonic model. The Chevy Sonic competes against the Focus each and every year for market share. Therefore, we have decided to match up the 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Chevy Sonic in order to figure out which vehicle is best in the new 2016 model year.
2016 Ford Focus: Efficient and Fun
When you match up the specifications of the 2016 Ford Focus with the 2016 Chevy Sonic, it becomes clear that the Ford Focus is miles ahead of the nearest competitor. One of the areas where the 2016 Ford Focus is able to outpace the 2016 Chevy Sonic is with its overall performance numbers. The 2.0-liter, I-4 powertrain on the 2016 Ford Focus is able to push out an impressive 160 horsepower with 146 pound-feet of torque. That is more than enough power to zip by cars in the passing lane on your daily commute. On the other hand, the 2016 Chevy Sonic is only able to produce 138 horsepower with 125 pound-feet of torque. Therefore, the 2016 Chevy Sonic is very underpowered in comparison to the 2016 Ford Focus.
Car shoppers in the compact sedan segment are very concerned with fuel economy, and for most drivers, it plays a big role in their purchasing decision. In most cases, you have to sacrifice performance for exceptional fuel economy. However, that is simply not the case with the new 2016 Ford Focus. The Focus offers both performance and fuel economy numbers that are superior to competitors like the 2016 Chevy Sonic. Therefore, Focus drivers are not forced to compromise power for efficiency, which is a huge selling point.
Anyone interested in learning more about the new 2016 Ford Focus is encouraged to visit us here at Matt Ford. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have. We’ll even set you up with a test drive so that you can experience this amazing vehicle for yourself.