Choosing between the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Toyota Corolla is deceptively tricky. It’s not as easy as saying, “the Focus is more fun and therefore the winner.” While that fun aspect is certainly true, there are other factors to take into consideration. These include the age of each car’s generation, safety equipment, and resale values.
Of course, if a buyer was only interested in a hatchback, then it’s Focus all the way. Similarly, there are high-performance Focus variants and an all-electric model for which there are no Corolla equivalents. But let’s work on the premise that a compact sedan may also be considered, with an efficient (but not super-powerful) combustion engine. In which case, read on.