2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Ford Focus

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Ford Focus

2017 Ford Focus

If you’re shopping for a reliable sedan to make your daily drive more bearable, you’ve doubtless considered the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2017 Ford Focus. Both vehicles offer drivers access to efficient engines, advanced technology, and adaptive equipment, but there are differences Norman and Moore drivers should be aware of too. Check out our expert comparison here, then stop by AutoMax Hyundai of Norman to see why your daily commute deserves a Hyundai Sonata.

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Both the Sonata and the Focus offer advanced airbag systems, front and rear crumple zones to prevent serious injury in the event of a crash, and other safety features, but there are some important differences too:

  • 2017 Hyundai Sonata: In recent National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing, the Sonata received the highest possible rating of 5-stars for front crash safety. This high rating was due in large part to the abundance of standard features like remote entry with alarm, ABS with Brake Assist, rearview camera, and others.
  • 2017 Ford Focus: The Ford Focus was rated at only 4-stars for crash safety by the NHTSA due in part to the lack of comparable features and greater risk of chest compression and front-end damage. While drivers do have access to a rearview camera and remote entry, other amenities like vehicle security and brake assist are only available at a cost.

Comfort and Convenience

The Hyundai Sonata is a comfortable family sedan that can accommodate five passengers with plenty of room to spare. The Ford Focus can manage five, but it won’t be as comfortable with everyone squeezed in:

  • 2017 Hyundai Sonata: The mid-sized Sonata offers 122.4 cubic feet of interior passenger space and 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space – more than enough for gear and goods. Drivers also have access to standard satellite radio, optional heated rear seats, and other features guaranteed to make the ride more relaxing.
  • 2017 Ford Focus: The Ford Focus is rated as a compact car, offering just 103.2 cubic feet of interior passenger space and only 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space for bags and groceries – making it difficult for passengers to get comfortable on long trips. Drivers do have access to satellite radio on selected models, but no option for heated rear seats to make cold mornings bearable.


The Hyundai is protected by one of the longest new vehicle warranties in the automotive industry. Focus owners have to settle for minimal warranty protection:

  • 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Hyundai’s basic new car warranty is good for 5-years and 60,000-miles while the powertrain warranty covers the vehicle for 10-years and 100,000-miles. Hyundai buyers are also protected from corrosion perforation for 7-years, excellent for those who deal with salted roads in the winter time.
  • 2017 Ford Focus: The Ford basic warranty protects drivers for just 3-years and 36,000-miles, a full two years less than the Sonata. The Focus falls short on its 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain and 5-year corrosion warranties as well.

See How the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Offers More than the 2017 Ford Focus

See for yourself why the 2017 Hyundai Sonata beat the 2017 Ford Focus in our Norman and Moore comparison by getting behind the wheel. Contact AutoMax Hyundai of Norman at (888) 974-8847, or visit us at 551 N. Interstate Dr. in Norman, OK to schedule a test-drive today.