2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus Review in Tinley Park, IL

Are you on the hunt for a new commuter car that provides incredible comfort, unbeatable safety systems, and impressive efficiency? The experts at Orland Toyota in Tinley Park, IL know that finding the ultimate compact sedan can be tricky, so to assist you in your search, they’ve compared two popular sedans: the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Ford Focus. Read on to find out which one comes out on top.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll be looking at the 2017 Toyota Corolla LE, starting at $18,935 MSRP, and the 2017 Ford Focus SE, starting at $18,175 MSRP.

To discover everything the 2017 Toyota Corolla has to offer, head over to our model research page or trim levels page. Once you’ve found your ideal trim package, visit our new Corolla inventory to check availability. Be sure to also check out our incentives page for deals on your next new Toyota sedan.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus Review in Tinley Park, IL

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

A great compact sedan is able to provide fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing reliable performance. The 2017 Toyota Corolla is able to deliver both easily, boasting a fuel economy rating of 28-city/36-highway MPG and an ultra low emission vehicle II (ULEV-II) rating. Its Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar also creates an incredibly smooth ride. See the table below for additional 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Ford Focus engine and performance specs.


2017 Toyota Corolla


1.8L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve VVT-i


132 HP / 128 lb.-ft.


Continuously variable-speed automatic w/ intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)

Drive Type

Front wheel drive

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

28/36 MPG

2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Ford Focus in Tinley Park, IL

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

The ideal commuter car strives to strike a balance between the practical and the fun. While both the 2017 Corolla and the 2017 Focus can seat up to five passengers, the Corolla pulls ahead by providing noticeably more interior space, 110.5 cu. ft. to the 103.2 cu. ft. of the Focus. You’ll also find a plethora of design features that give the new Corolla a sleek, modern look, as well as create a comfortable and enjoyable cabin experience, such as the metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping and available power glass sunroof. Browse the table below for additional features of the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus.

2017 Toyota Corolla


2017 Ford Focus


Seating Capacity


110.5 cu. ft.

EPA Interior Volume

103.2 cu. ft.

Entune™ Audio with Multimedia Bundle

Infotainment System


Yes, standard

Automatic Climate Control

Not Available

Yes, optional

Power glass sunroof

Not Available


Number of Speakers


Bi-LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)


Automatic quad-beam halogen headlights

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

Even though both the 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Ford Focus offer great standard safety and technology features, our experts believe you’ll appreciate the Corolla more. With the Entune™ Audio infotainment system with multimedia bundle and Bluetooth® connectivity, you’ll experience a comfortable and convenient driving experience. You can also rest easy knowing you’re entirely protected behind the wheel of a new Corolla because of its Toyota Safety Sense™ system. Explore safety and technology features of these two popular compact sedans below:

  1. Toyota Safety Sense™ P with pre-collision system with pedestrian protection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control
  2. Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  3. ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance
  4. HD Radio® and satellite radio available on the 2017 Corolla but not the 2017 Focus
  5. 6.1-in. touchscreen in the Corolla; 4.2-in. touchscreen in the Focus

Schedule a Test Drive in Tinley Park, IL!

Elevate your daily drive with the all-new 2017 Toyota Corolla today! To schedule a test drive at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL, reach out to the team at Orland Toyota by calling (708) 429-3900, or fill out our contact form.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Ford Focus Exterior and Design in Tinley Park, IL

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