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2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Honda Civic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus and the Honda Civic in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Civic requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Focus, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Focus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus is a little wider than the Honda Civic, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Honda Civic, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Focus has much less torque than the Honda Civic, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Focus has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Focus has less horsepower than the Honda Civic, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Honda Civic. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Honda Civic, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic.

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2016 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $17,225 - $23,225

2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.75%
City MPG: 26 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 36 - 38 40 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $16,622 - $22,180 $17,332 - $24,609

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.