Compare Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Focus

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2010 Toyota Yaris 2010 Hyundai Elantra 2010 Ford Focus
2010 Toyota Yaris 2010 Hyundai Elantra 2010 Ford Focus
3dr LB Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr LB Man (Natl)
  • 3dr LB Man (GS)
  • 3dr LB Man (SE)
  • 5dr LB Man (Natl)
  • 5dr LB Man (GS)
  • 5dr LB Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 3dr LB Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr LB Auto (GS)
  • 3dr LB Auto (SE)
  • 5dr LB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr LB Auto (GS)
  • 5dr LB Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Man Blue
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE
2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 2dr Cpe SES
  • 4dr Sdn SES
  • 4dr Sdn SEL


MSRP $13,405 $16,895 $17,170
Invoice $12,735 $16,385 $16,025
Avg. Paid $8,890 $9,819 $9,816

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3 7.9
Critics' Rating 7.2 8.9 7.8
Performance 7.3 7.5 7.6
Interior 6.9 8.2 7.7
Cost to Own 9.6 9.6 9.5
Safety 8.5 9.2 8.6
Reliability 4.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good gas mileage
  • Many standard safety features
  • Impressive rear-seat comfort
  • Excellent cargo space
  • High safety scores
  • Good fuel economy
  • Unique standard safety features
  • Impressive handling dynamics
  • Base model lacks interior features
  • Passenger seats are cramped
  • Below-average safety scores
  • Few standard interior features
  • Engine may not be powerful enough for some
  • Confusing Sync infotainment system
  • Uncomfortable back seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 29 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy



Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 96.9 104.3 102.9
Length, Overall (in) 150.6 177.4 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.9 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 58.3 58.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2355 2895 2638

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.6 97.9 93.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 43.5 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 55.6 53.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 54.2 50.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.0 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 55.1 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 54.0 48.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 13.8


AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 106 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 103 @ 4200 136 @ 4600 136 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 30.8 33.9 34.2


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 14 13.5


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Stabilizer bar


Automatic Standard Standard Optional
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.