2012 Subaru Impreza vs. 2012 Ford Focus
Both the Subaru Impreza and Ford Focus have new styling for the 2012 model year. They both are offered as a sedan or a hatchback (5-door). Because the Subaru is AWD, the fuel efficiency from the Focus is slightly higher at around 37mpg on the highway compared to 36mpg for the Impreza. However, that can't take away the Impreza's stake of having the highest mpg for any all-wheel-drive in the United States.
The pricing is similar, with the Focus averaging about $1,000 less depending on the trim level. The Titanium is the highest trim, offering the MyFord Touch system. The top rung for the Impreza is the Limited trim, which comes in a Sport variant for the 5-door as well. Both cars offer great fuel efficiency, and priced just around $20,000, they will both surely be hot sellers.