2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

With so many options available on the market, there is no reason compact car shoppers have to settle for something bland and unimpressive. Best-in-class compact sedan options offer just as much comfort, connectivity options, and modern amenities as full-size sedans. They just have a slightly smaller footprint that makes it easy to fight crowded traffic and squeeze into tight parking spaces.

Two compact sedans that provide a great mix of features and value are the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Nissan Sentra. Take a closer look at some of the specs and connectivity features in both models below.

Split screen images of the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Ford Focus


2018 Nissan Sentra

$17,950 Starting MSRP $16,990
160 Base Horsepower 130
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.8-liter four-cylinder
Yes Available AppleĀ CarPlay No

Available Connectivity Features

Both the 2018 Ford Focus and 2018 Nissan Sentra offer connectivity options that allow drivers to connect their compatible smartphone devices to their vehicles. However, some drivers may prefer the connectivity solutions offered in the 2018 Ford Focus a little bit more.

The 2018 Nissan Sentra utilizes the in-brand NissanConnect infotainment system to provide navigation, voice-activated text messaging, and Bluetooth compatibility. While this system will provide most functions car shoppers are looking for, some apps may not be available on the system and, in general, it can be a little clunky to use.

The 2018 Ford Focus has available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto making it easy to seamlessly connect compatible Apple or Android devices via an Apple lightning cable or similar Android device. The Apple CarPlay system was produced with safe driving in mind and reconfigures popular apps making them easy to use via your vehicle's touchscreen display, so you can keep your eyes on the road without missing calls, texts, alerts, etc.

If technology and connectivity features are an important part of your new ride, we suggest checking out the 2018 Ford Focus, available now at the Chris Auffenberg Ford Lincoln dealership in Washington, MO. Stop by the dealership or give us a call today to see if we have any 2018 Ford Focus models you are interested in test driving.