Are you looking for the ideal commuter vehicle to get to work with each day? The perfect commuter car is fuel efficient, spacious, and packed with the latest technology. The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Ford Focus are two options you have likely considered, but which is better? Below you will find a head-to-head comparison of the key aspects of the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. Continue reading to learn which car you should choose to upgrade your daily drive with.

If you'd like more information about the 2017 Toyota Corolla, contact a product specialist at (888) 415-2641.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Interior and Exterior Design

2017 Toyota Corolla Interior Dashboard

The redesigned interior of the 2017 Corolla creates an upscale feel with flowing lines, premium materials and available contrast stitching. Available SofTex® seating is water and stain resistant while providing support on long commutes. The 2017 Ford Focus offers no design updates for the model year.

Your efficient commuter doesn't have to blend into the crowd. The 2017 Toyota Corolla has been completely redesigned to feature a sporty front end. Bi-LED headlights designed for efficiency and performance create a stylish look while increasing visibility. Rear spoilers add to the sporty look and feel, and 17-in. wheels make a strong impression at a red light.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Safety and Technology

The interior of the 2017 Toyota Corolla is much better appointed than the Ford Focus. The Focus only has a 4.2-in. touchscreen and Bluetooth® compatibility as standard features, whereas the 2017 Corolla adds a larger touchscreen and a longer list of key features including:

  • 6.1-in touchscreen display
  • Siri Eyes Free®
  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Adaptive cruise control

These standard features on the 2017 Corolla are only available as upgrades for the 2017 Ford Focus. With its standard safety and technology features, the 2017 Corolla is the clear choice.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Engine and Performance

Are you looking for the ideal commuter vehicle with the perfect combination of efficiency and power? The 2017 Toyota Corolla is the best option for you. The aerodynamic design increases efficiency and reduces road noise for a quieter drive. A poised ride quality stays comfortable even over uneven roads. The Ford Focus is simply not as fun to drive compared to the 2017 Corolla.

2017 Toyota Corolla Parked on Street

2017 Toyota Corolla


2017 Ford Focus

1.8L I4


2.0L I4

132 HP


160 HP

128 lb.-ft.


146 lb.-ft.

28 MPG/36 MPG

MPG city/highway

25 MPG/34 MPG

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Seating and Cargo Capacity

The Toyota Corolla features 13 cu. ft. of cargo space and 60/40 split folding rear seats that allow you versatile storage options regardless of the occasion. The 2017 Corolla also has the LATCH system for anchoring child car seats. Rear legroom in the Corolla is more spacious than the Focus with 41.4 in. of space.

Schedule a Test Drive at Thompson Toyota in Edgewood, MD

Have you decided the 2017 Toyota Corolla is the best option to upgrade your daily commute? Come on in to Thompson Toyota in Edgewood, MD to get behind the wheel! To schedule your test drive, give our Toyota dealership a call at (888) 415-2641 or fill out our online form. Find the Corolla model you love in our new vehicle inventory. Be sure to check out our factory direct incentives to see if you qualify for huge savings on your new 2017 Corolla.

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